National Breed Results 1960-2011

The information on this page was taken from the old “GSD Reviewed” website which was created and maintained for many years by Linda Whitehouse, Linda Carroll, Debbra Clifford, Ginger Cleary and John Ayotte, with special thanks to Gordon Garret and Anne Auclair for their major contributions to the site.  Credit also goes to the GSDCA Internet Committee at the time, chaired by Bill Pfeiffer.

The National Winners video was provided courtesy of Michael Metz. 

1960 GSDC of America

National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor & BOS:  Ch. Axel v Poldihaus 

Grand Victrix & BOB: Ch. Robin of Kingscroft 

Winners Dog:  Von Darion’s Cuno

Winners Bitch: Kandy of Delray

Best Puppy: Peppercryk’s Assiniboin

Futurity Victor:  BOF Asco v Liebestraum

Futurity Victrix: BIF Yuccasands Bernina


Ch. Axel v PoldihausCh. Robin of Kingscroft
Ch. Alf vom LoherfeldCh. Wilva Don’s Sonnig v Thornoaks
Ch. Harry vom DonaukaiCh. Lark of Kingscroft
Ch. Llano Estacado’s FernandoCh. Von Schrief’s Portrait
Ch. Bismark von GrausteinCh. Astor’s Regina
Ch. Wotan vom RichterbachCh. Waldenmark’s Rhoda
Ch. Ulk WikingerblutCh. Brittauna’s Banndella
Ch. Von Ludwig of Oakglen 
Ch. Blitzen of Stevens Rancho 
Ch. Von Schrief’s Ivan 


1961 GSDC of America

National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: BOB Lido v Muller Land

Grand Victrix: BOS Ch. Nanhall’s Donna

Winners Dog: Lido v Muller Land

Winners Bitch: Wilva Don’s Bikini

Best Puppy: Marlo of Delray

Best in Futurity: Wilva Don’s Digit

Best OS Futurity: Bobalyne’s Cougar

Dogs: Bitches:
GV Ch. Lido v Muller LandGVX Ch. Nanhall’s Donna
#2:   Ch. Harry v Donaukai#2:   Ch. Von Schrief’s Portrait
#3:   Ch. Fortune of Arbywood#3:   Ch. Wilva Don’s Sonnig v Thornoaks
#4:   Ch. Yorkdom’s Pak#4:   Ch. Lavaland’s Hexe
#5:   Ch. Llano Estacado’s Fernanado#5:   Wilva Don’s Bikini
#6:   Ch. Harold v Haus Tigges#6:   Ch. Kandy of Delray


1962 GSDC of America

National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: BOB Ch. Yorkdom’s Pax

Grand Victrix: BOS Ch. Bonnie Bergere of Ken-Rose CD

Winners Dog: Hilgrove’s Emo

Winners Bitch: Skye of Kingscroft

Best Puppy: Bambi of Crestview

Best in Futurity: Hilsgrove Emo

Best OS Futurity: Antorra’s Desiree

Best in Maturity: Ch. Jola of Poplar Creek

Best OS Maturity: Eko-Lan’s Aragon CD

GV.  Ch. Yorkdom’s PaxGVX Ch. Bonnie Bergere of Ken-Rose CD
#2.   Ch. Ulk Wikingerblut SchH III#2.   Ch. Hanarob’s Sonja
#3.   Hilgrove’s Emo#3.   Skye of Kingscroft
#4.   Ch. Cent zd Funf Giebeln#4.   Ch. Robin of Kingscroft
#5.   Ch. Von Nassau’s Mark of the Fang#5.   Ch. Hanarob’s Shawn
#6.   Ch. Kurt v Bid-Scono#6.   Ch. Jola of Poplar Creek



1963 GSDC of America

National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: Condor v Stoerstrudel

Grand Victrix: Ch. Hessian’s Vogue

Winners Dog: Condor v Stoerstrudel

Winners Bitch: Yoleta of Stahl Farm

Best Puppy: Ray-Mor’s Fleet O’ Way

Best in Futurity: Storm Haven’s Dolf

Best OS Futurity: Malabar’s Challenge

Best in Maturity: Ch. Hilsgrove’s Emo

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Antorra’s Desiree

GV Condor v StoerstrudelGVX Ch. Hessian’s Vogue
#2   Ch. Hilsgrove’s Emo#2     Ch. Jola of Poplar Creek
#3   Ch. Cent zd Funf Giebeln#3     Ch. Kingsley of Kingscroft
#4   Ch. Falk of Ravinswood#4     Ch. Skye of Kingscroft
#5   Ch. Enno v Spelledamm#5     Ch. Robin of Kingscroft
#6   Ch. Fortune of Arbywood#6     Ch. Antorra’s Desiree CD
#7   Ch. Hessian’s Baldur#7.    Ch. Tichbru’s Alitia
#8   Ch. Fant Wikingerblut#8.    Ch. Spreewald’s One & Only
#9   Ch. Harold v Haus Tigges SchH III#9.    Ch. Donka vd Fohrenecke
#10  Ch. Kurt v Bid-Scono#10.  Ch. Therta’s High Delight
#11  Ch. Asso v Hasu Jutta#11.  Ch. Halekulani’s Loa of Fama Pines




1965 GSDC of America

National Specialty Show Results


All Regular Dog Judge Miss Marie J Leary
All Regular Bitch Class except Bred by Exhibitor Judge Mr John J Seiler 
Bred by Exhibitor and All Intersex Competition Judge Mr Gustave Schindler 

Best of Breed & Grand Victor Ch. Brix v.d. Grafenkrone

Best Opposite Sex & Grand Victrix Ch. Mar-Sa’s Velvet of Malabar

Winners Dog: Rolf of Delray

Winners Bitch: Stardust v. Cellar Schloss

Best Puppy: Arna v. Deitrich

Best in Futurity: Lonie of Fran-Jo

Best OS Futurity: Blackhaven’s Courage

Best in Maturity: Lojon’s Phathom

Best OS Maturity: Sin’s Make Mine Mink


Grand Victor: Ch. Brix v.d. Grafenkrone

#2: Ch. Whitco vom Haus of Silvercrest

#3: Ch. Dothom’s Korblitzen

#4: Ch. Grief v. Rugeried

#5: Ch. Windyridge’s Arry

#6: Ch. Falko v. Cellar Schloss

#7: Ch. Dante of Lindthrop

#8: Ch. Reinzucht’s Nemo

#9: Ch. Falk v. Eningsfeld

#10 Ch. Kurt v. Bid-Scono

#11 Ch. Volker v. Alexyrovo Hof


Grand Victrix: Ch. Mar-Sa’s Velvet of Malabar

#2: Ch. Lewis’s Lana of Delray

#3 Ch. Ray-Mor’s Salisa

#4: Ch. Alibob’s Arby of Tucker Hill

#5: Ch. Jola of Poplar Creek

#6: Ch. Hy-Verta’s Impress of Vanjo

#7: Ch. Juvanko’s Baulka

#8: Ch. Ricella’s Frigga

#9: Ch. Laurel of Blue Beaver

#10 Ch. Nanhall’s Elf

#11 Ch. Bettina of Amberwood

#12 Ch. Von Nassau’s Tareesa





National Specialty Show Results


Futurity/Maturity & Intersex  Judge – Mr. Ernest Loeb
Dog Judge Mr William Goldbecker
Bitches Judge Mrs Mary Southcott

“Well, the largest and most thrilling annual event for German Shepherd Dogs has come and gone, leaving in its wake memories of the biggest entry in history, where in quality reigned along with quantify. There were thrills and spills, elation’s and disappointments, suspense culminating in “ohs” and “ahs”, “hurrahs” and occasionally, I am sure, a few “ughs”. But, where else on the continent can so many top German Shepherds, their proud owners and friends get together at one time than at the National Specialty each year. To say that it was a highly enjoyable and fun filled weekend, with competition at its highest peak, would be putting it mildly. And the German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City which hosted the event deserves the highest praise for the fabulous weekend.

The rings were immense (which was fortunate, since even then with such terrific entries in each class the dogs stood nose to tail all the way around), and with the green colored tanbark gave the appearance of being grassy.
With an entry of 191 bitches (a number of absentees, of course) it was utterly impossible to take any detail notes. Personally, I found that the best way to avoid confusion, with so many fine bitches in the ring at the same time, was to segregate them into groups following the individual examinations, gait each group and then gradually whittle the number in the ring down to the point where the top ones could be placed in sequence of quality and performance. There were countless entries which I hated to drop out since quality ran so deep in the classes, but one has to draw the line somewhere.
I was distressed to find quite a few displaying temperament problems — some overcame this after the initial examination when I went back to test the dogs in question, but many had to be severely penalized. Dentition on the whole was very good with only a handful having more than one or two missing premolars, and full mouths with correct bites were in the majority. There is still need for improvement in forequarter angulation and quite a number of exhibits had a tendency to cross behind. Backs were unusually good, feet for the most part excellent, size generally well within the desired standard, coast of correct texture, pigment mostly strong, only a small minority with eyes on the light side and side gait generally speaking very good. There were quite a few which could have had more drive
 and a number tending to kick up, but not many downhill gaiters for a change.”

~ Mary Southcott

On Saturday I had the opportunity to look at the future of our breed as seen in the Puppy Futurity and Maturity Sweepstakes. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the bitches, which in my opinion are the foundation of the breed.
In closing I must say the the quality of the select group, which I was particularly careful in choosing, would compare very favorable to what I have seen in Germany.

~ Ernest Loeb

Best of Breed Grand Victor Ch. Yoncalla’s Mike

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victrix Ch. Hanarob’s Touche

Winners Dog & Best of Winners: Su-Bo’s Checkers

Winners Bitch: Bessie v. Pilgersberg

Best Puppy: DeCloudt’s Heidi

Best In Futurity: Hanarob’s Huntsman

Best OS Futurity: Dolthom’s Kandy Bar of Delray

Best In Maturity: Ch. Lance of Fran-Jo

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Cobert’s Jolene


Grand Victor: Ch. Yoncalla’s Mike

#2: Ch. Fritz DeCloudt

#3: Ch. Windyhaven’s Arry

#4: Ch. Falco of Thunder Rock

#5: Ch. Stormhaven’s Dolf

#6: Ch. Lance of Fran-Jo

#7: Su-Bo’s Checkers



Grand Victrix: Ch. Hanarob’s Touche

#2: Ch. Esther v. Pilgersberg

#3: Ch. Hilgrove’s Iris

#4: Ch. Cobert’s Ernestine CD

#5: Ch. Von Nassau’s Taressa

#6: Ch. Ricella’s Frigga

#7: Ch. Nanhall’s Elf

#8: Ch. Perle v. Beckgold

#9: Ch. Nicolette of Delray

#10 GV Ch. Bonnie Bergere of Ken-Rose UD




National Specialty Show Results


Dogs – Judge Mr Raymond C Smith
Bitches – Judge Mr Harry Polonitza 
Intersex – Judge Mr James W. Norris

“Back in 1963, when the German Shepherd Dog Club of America celebrated its Golden Anniversary by sponsoring a truly memorable National Specialty renewal, hosted and staged by The German Shepherd Dog Club of Long Island, I was faced with an entry of 178 Males in the classes. At the time it was felt that this record would stand for quite a while. Naturally, I was more than surprised upon learning that Memphis had established a new high by attracting an entry of 277 males in the six conformation classes Fortunately the two puppy classes (89) were scheduled for Saturday. This gave ample time to pass on the four classes for older males (188) the following day.

~ Ray Smith

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victor: Ch. Lance of Fran-Jo

Best of Breed Grand Victrix: Ch. Hanarob’s Touche

Winners Dog & Reserve WD: Bodo v. Lierberg

Winners Bitch & Best Of Winners: DeCloudt’s Heidi

Best Puppy: Wapo of Lanarle

Best In Futurity: DeCloudt’s Heidi

Best OS Futurity: Theron’s Dino

Best in Maturity: Tannenwald’s Igor

Best OS Maturity: Bella v. Neumoker


Grand Victor: Ch. Lance of Fran-Jo

#2: Ch. Windyridge’s Arry

#3: Ch. Bar v. Weiherturchen

#4: Ch. Arko v.d. Ruine Aura

#5: Bodo v. Lierberg

#6: Ch.Hanarob’s Huntsman

#7: Ch. Falco of Thunder Rock

#8: Etzel v. Deutschen Adel

#9: Ch. Stormhaven’s Dolf

#10 Ch. Axelson of Markann


Grand Victrix: Ch. Hanarob’s Touche

#2: Ch. Von Nassau’s Tareesa

#3: Ch. DeCloudt’s Heidi

#4: Ch. Val-Koa’s Kellee

#5: Ch. Hessian’s Tinsel

#6: Ch. Hessian’s Chantilly

#7: Ch. Esther v. Pilgersberg

#8: Ch. Illa v.d. Burg-Waldeck

#9: Ch. Ember of Friendshipe Acres

#10: Ch. Bid-Scono’s Gidget v. Mur-Wood




National Specialty Show Results


Futurity/Maturity Dog Judge Mr Gustave Schindler 
Futurity/Matuirty Bitches & Best Puppy Judge Ernest Loeb

Novice Dog/Bitches Judge Mrs. Mary E Southcott 
Dogs Judge Miss Marie J Leary
Bitches Judge Mrs Gustave Schindler 
Veterans & Intersex Judge Mr Ernest Loeb

Grand Victor: Ch. Yoncalla’s Mike

Grand Victrix: Ch. Valtara’s Image

Winners Dog: Alf v. Litzenfeld

Winners Bitch: Valtara’s Image

Best Puppy: Tannenwald’s Kira

Best In Futurity: Erika v. Markheim

Best OS Futurity: Ch. Juvanko’s Nemo

Best in Maturity: Ch. DeCloudt’s Heidi

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Asslan of Robinsway


Grand Victor: Ch. Yoncalla’s Mike

#2: Ch. Tannenwald’s Igor

#3: Ch. Rex Edlu Miback

#4: Ch. Hanarob’s Huntsman

#5: Ch. Falco of Thunder Rock

#6: Ch. Bill v. Affengraben

#7: Ch. Omar un Dargo of Bihari

#8: Ch. J-Noe’s Wunderbar of Delray

#9: Ch. Acknowledge of Upper Half

#10 Windyridge’s Arry


Grand Victrix: Ch. Valtara’s Image

#2: Ch. DeCloudt’s Heidi

#3: Ch. Hanarob’s Touche

#4: Ch. Cobert’s Ernestine CD

#5: Ch. Hilgrove’s Iris CD

#6: Ch. Little Sonja of Bihari Wonder

#7: Ch. Illa v.d. Burg Waldeck

#8: Ch. Val-Koa’s Imperial Mist

#9: Ch. Perle v. Beckgold




National Specialty Show Results


Dog Judge Mr Authur Strametz
Bitch Judge Mr Harry Schneider 
Intersex Judge Mr Robert Denton 

Futurity/Maturity Judge:  Mr. Robert Denton

Grand Victor: Ch. Arno v.d. Kurpfalzhalle

Grand Victrix: Ch. DeCloudt’s Heide

Winners Dog & Best of Winners: Lakeside’s Gilligan’s Island

Winners Bitch: Geisha v.d. Hardberghohe

Best Puppy: Viran’s Impress of Delrick

Best In Futurity: Lakeside’s Gilligan’s Island

Best OS Futurity: Cobert’s Golly Gee of Lakeside

Best in Maturity: Ch. Mannix of Fran-Jo

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Juvanko’s Nemo


Grand Victrix: Ch. Arno v.d. Kurpfalzhalle

#2: Ch. Asslan of Robinsway

#3: Ch. Ex v.d. Schlangenspitze

#4: Lakeside’s Gilligan’s Island

#5: Ch. Juvanko’s Nemo

#6: Ch. Val-Koa’s Sentry

#7: Ch. Breck of Kingscroft

#8: Ch. J-Noe’s Wunderbar of Del-Ray

#9: Ch. Bar v. Weiherturchen

#10: Ch. Wilhelm a.d. Winterzeit

#11: Ch. Von Soler’s Balder

#12: Ch. Tannenwald’s Igor

#13: Ch. Helmkor’s Jolly Rogue

#14: Ch. Mannix of Fran-Jo

#15: Eko-Lan’s Morgan


Grand Victrix: Ch.DeCloudt’s Heide

#2: Ch. Von Nassau’s Tarseea

#3: Ch. Hessian’s Elegance

#4: Geisha v.d. Hardberghohe

#5: Ch. Perle von Beckgold

#6: Ch. Val-Koa’s Viking Princess

#7: Juvanka’s Mia

#8: Ch. De Loma’s Fatima

#9: Ch. San Lo Ann’s Bonnie

#10: Ch. Tannenwald’s Kira

#11: Ch. Bihari’s Olga

#12: Traver’s Eva




National Specialty Show Results


Dog Judge Mr Ralph S Roberts
Bitches Judge Mr Grant Mann 
Specials and Intersex Judge Mr John Seiler 

Futurity/Maturity Judge Mr. John Seiler

Best of Breed Grand Victor: Ch. Hollamor’s Judd

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victrix: Ch. Bel-Vista’s Solid Sendor

Winners Dog & Best of Winners: Scotmar’s He’s My Guy

Winners Bitch: Bihari’s Ulla

Best Puppy: Yoncalla’s Guisseppe Sregor

Best In Futurity: Ch. Alator’s Folero

Best OS Futurity: Winaki’s Yahtzee v.d. Lo-Roc

Best in Maturity: Ch. Tanbark’s Bounty Hunter

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Angelique


Grand Victor: Ch. Hollamor’s Judd

#2: Ch. Ex. v.d. Schlangenspitze

#3: Ch. Bel-Vista’s Hooligan

#4: Ch. Lakeside’s Gilligan Island

#5: Scotmar’s He’s My Guy

#6: Ch. Ray-Mor Fleet O’Way

#7: Bihari’s Narvik of Bunker Hill

#8: Ch. Sunny Bee’s Enoch of Delrick

#9: Ch. Caralon’s Hein v. Lockenheim


Grand Victrix: Ch. Bel-Vista’s Solid Sendor

#2: Ch. Covy Tucker-Hill’s Angelique

#3: Cobert’s Golly Gee of Lakeside

#4: Ch. Christa v. Langenau

#5: Floh of Schaferhaus

#6: Ch. Intrique v. Cellar Schloss

#7: Ch. Lahngold’s Alice




National Specialty Show Results


Dogs Judge Mrs Barbara Amidon
Bitches Judge Mrs Julius Due 
Veterans & Intersex Judge Mr Raymond C Smith 

Futurity/Maturity Judges Bitches Mrs. Barbara Amidon Dogs & Intersex Mr. Raymond C. Smith

Grand Victor: Ch. Mannix of Fran-Jo

Grand Victrix: Ch. Aloha v. Bid-Scono

Winners Dog: Haag & Haag’s Dapper Dan

Winners Bitch & Best of Winners: Giggi v. Silverbrand

Best Puppy: Quasar of Clover Acres

Best In Futurity: Eko-Lan’s Shiloh

Best OS Futurity: Eko-Lan’s Stardust

Best in Maturity: Ch. Ro-San’s First Love

Best OS Maturity: Haag & Haag’s Dapper Dan


Grand Victor: Ch. Mannix of Fran-Jo

#2: Asslan of Robinsway

#3: Ch. Shurwin’s Domino

#4: Ch. Arno v. Kurpfalzhalle

#5: Matmar’s Pro of Clover Acres

#6: Ch. Alta’s Apache von Kratochvil

#7: Ch. Von Kratochvil’s D’Artagne


Grand Victrix: Ch. Aloha v. Bid-Scono

#2: Draken’s Mollie

#3: Ch. Geisha v.d. Hardberghohe

#4: Giggi v. Silberbrand

#5: Ch. Ro-San’s First Love

#6: Ch. Bihari’s Circle

#7: Ch. Tannenwald’s Kira

#7: Ch. Gisa v. Gretchenbrunnen




National Specialty Show Results


Dogs Except Novice Judge Mr George W. Collins
Bitches except Novice Judge Mr Jack Ogren 
Novice & Intersex Judge Mr Ralph Roberts

Futurity/Maturity/Best Puppy Judge: Mr. Ralph Roberts

Best of Breed Grand Victor: Ch. Lakeside’s Harrigan

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victrix: Ch. Cathwar’s Lisa v. Rob

Winners Dog: Salenchar’s Brinn v. Leibestraum

Winners Bitch: Bobette of Fran-Jo

Best Puppy: Strongheart’s Mein Schatz

Best In Futurity: Andy v. Lawson Haus

Best OS Futurity: Brandi’s Algonquine

Best in Maturity: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Shiloh

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Cathwar’s Lisa v. Rob


Grand Victor: Ch. Lakeside’s Harrigan

#2: Ch. Dot-Wall’s Vance CD

#3: Ch. Asslan of Robinsway

#4: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Shiloh

#5: Ch. Haag & Haag’s Dapper Dan

#6: Ch. Breck of Kingscroft

#7: Ch. Harry Luftigen Hoehe

#8: Ch. Junger Haus Ceasar


Grand Victrix: Ch. Cathwar’s Lisa v. Rob

#2: Ch. Tucker Hill’s Angelique

#3: Ch. Cobert’s Golly Gee of Lakeside

#4: Ch. Lakeside’s Gertrude of Ro-An

#5: Ch. Del-Prado’s Pam of Nordlict

#6: Ch. Nightwood’s Damsel




National Specialty Show Results


Dogs Judge Mr Gustave Schindler 
Bitches Judge Mrs Helen Fisher 
Intersex Judge Mrs Theodore Beckhardt 

Best of Breed Grand Victor: Ch.Scorpio of Shiloh Gardens

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victrix: Ch. Ro-San’s First Love

Winners Dog & Best of Winners: Ravenhaus Noah

Winners Bitch: Bel-Vista’s Bo Peep

Best In Futurity: Ch. Doppelt-Tay’s Gilda

Best OS Futurity: Monty v. Bid-Scono

Best in Maturity: Ch. Silbergrau’s Dare Ya CD

Best OS Maturity:  Ch. Val-Don’s Quaker


Grand Victor: Ch. Scorpio of Shiloh Gardens

#2: Ch. Padecha’s Gotcha

#3: Ravenhaus’ Noah

#4: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Quasar

#5: Ch. Haag & Haag’s Dapper Dan

#6: Tom v. Estahaus

#7: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Shiloh

#8: Ch. Tellaheide’s Gallo

#9: Ch. Von Freya’s Aeric


Grand Victrix: Ch. Ro-San’s First Love

#2: Ch. Doppelt-Tay’s Gilda

#3: Ch. Tucker Hill’s Angelique CD

#4: Ch. Tucker Hill’s Dusky Lady CD

#5: Ch. Von Nassau’s Galaxie

#6: Ch. Haag & Haag’s Dolli

#7: Ch. Lee Ray’s Con Caprice

#8: Ch. Tucker Hill’s Jolly Jingles

#9: Ch. Walmar’s Bravada of San Juan

#10 Ch. Silbergrau’s Dare Ya CD




National Specialty Show Results


Futurity/Maturity: Dogs & Best Puppy: Judge Mr Ralph Roberts
Bitches Judge Robert E Willamson

Finals Judge Mr Thomas L Bennett

Novice, Bred By Dogs Judge Mr Ralph Roberts
 Novice Bred by Bitches Judge Mr Robert E Williamson 
Intersex Judge Mr Thomas L Bennett

Best of Breed Grand Victor: Ch. Tellaheide’s Gallo

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victrix: Ch. Lor-Locke’s Tatta of Fran-Jo

Winners Dog: Arbar’s Benno

Winners Bitch: Glyn Taff’s Autumn Mist

Best Puppy: Waldesruh Gay DeBut v. Billo

Best In Futurity: Alator’s Baccarat

Best OS Futurity: Covy’s Tartar of Tucker Hill

Best in Maturity: Ch. Lor-Locke’s Tatta of Fran-Jo

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Nocturne’s Hale of Krisselhof


Grand Victor: Ch. Tellaheide Gallo

#2: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Quasar

#3: Ch. Cobert’s Reno of Lakeside

#4: Ch. Quasar of Clover Acres

#5: Ch. Von Freya’s Aeric

#6: Ch. Alator’s Baccarat

#7: Ch. Ro-San’s El Sabra of Charay CD

#8: Arbar’s Benno

#9: Ch. Haag & Haag’s Dapper Dan

#10 Ch. Bihari’s Klodo CD


Grand Victrix: Ch. Lor-Locke’s Tatta of Fran-Jo

#2: Ch. Covy’s Tartar of Tucker Hill

#3: Ch. Walmar’s Bravada of San Juan

#4: Ch. Tucker Hill’s Angelique CD

#5: Ch. Maja of Waldesruh

#6: Ch. Jerico’s Miss Monique

#7: Ch. Island Jubie of Jamestowne

#8: Ch. Campaigner’s Joy To The World




National Specialty Show Results


Futurity/Maturity Judge Mr. Julius Due

Intersex Judge Mr Julius Due
Dogs Judge Mrs. Theodore Beckhardt
Bitches Judge Mr Harry Schneider

Best of Breed Grand Victor: Ch. Caesar v. Carahaus

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victrix: Ch. Langenau’s Tango

Winners Dog: Padechma’s Persuasion

Winners Bitch & Best of Winners: Elegance of Windyrush

Best Puppy: Mecca’s Colorado

Best In Futurity: Haydelhaus Augie v Zahnarzt

Best OS Futurity: Kaleef’s Cana of Sternplatz

Best In Maturity: Ch. Shaft of Del-Shire

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Langenau’s Tango


Grand Victor: Ch. Caesar von Carahaus

#2: Ch. Shaft of Del-Shire

#3: Ch. Asslan vom Klammle

#4: Ch. Von Freya’s Aeric CDX

#5: Ch. Alator’s Pax

#6: Ch. Dirk von Anderhaus

#7: Ch. Bruno Pierhaus of Marklause

#8: Ch. Bihari’s Klodo CD

#9: Steinhuegel’s Siggo

#10 Ch. Junger Haus Caesar


Grand Victrix: Ch. Langenau’s Tango

#2: Ch. Lee-Ray’s Kelly of Barren

#3: Ch. Covy’s Tarragon of Tucker Hill

#4: Ch. Viavida’s Marlo of Sharisan

#5: Ch. Chewing Gum v Tara Haus

#6: Ch. Covy’s Rosemary of Tucker Hill

#7: Ch. Frosty vom Estahaus

#8: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Angelique

#9: Elegance of Windyrush




National Specialty Show Results


Judge Mr Ralph Roberts – Futurity and Maturity Finals

Dogs & Best Puppy Judge Mr Harry Schneider
Bitches Judge Mr Jack Ogren 
Intersex Judge Mr Ralph Roberts 

Best of Breed Grand Victor: Ch. Padechma’s Persuasion

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victrix: Ch. Covy’s Rosemary of Tucker Hill

Winners Dog: Caraland’s Apollo

Winners Bitch & Best of Winners: Capri of Doral

Best Puppy: Schokrest On Parade

Best In Futurity: Renaissance Ms. Kalabash

Best OS Futurity: Holiday’s Kheigh Deigh

Best In Maturity: Ch. Padechma’s Persuasion

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Jo-San’s Charisma


Grand Victor: Ch. Padechma’s Persuasion

#2: Ch. Von Nassau’s Primus Flying

#3: Ch. Asslan vom Klammle

#4: Ch. Cobert’s Reno of Lakeside

#5: Ch. Rosal’s Flim-Flam Man

#6: Ch. Donovan of Pinebeach

#7: Aramist Chip Off The Rock

#8: Ch. Langenau’s Watson

#9: Ch. Bel-Vista’s Joey Baby


Grand Victrix: Ch. Covy’s Rosemary of Tucker Hill

#2: Ch. Jo-San’s Charisma

#3: Ch. Tucker Hill’s Angelique

#4: Ch. Covy’s Tarragon of Tucker Hill

#5: Capri of Doral

#6: Ch. Mayloch’s Adria of Englehaus

#7: Ch. Covy’s Tartar of Tucker Hill

#8: Ch. Tanglewood’s Janel of Dapamo

#9: (Ch.) Nootka of Ingomar

#10: Ch. Anton’s Hussy of Rauhaus

#11: Ch. Proven Hill’s Sunshine

#12: Ch. Haydelhaus Amie v. Zahmarzt




National Specialty Show Results


Futurity/Maturity: Dr. Walter Frost

 Dogs Judge Mr Luke Geraghty 
Bitches Judge Mr. Edmond Barritt 
Intersex & Best Puppy Judge Dr. Walter Frost 

Best Opposite Sex Grand Victor: Ch. Langenau’s Watson

Best of Breed Grand Victrix: Charo of Shiloh Gardens

Winners Dog: Cobert’s Cardinal

Winners Bitch: Ch. Charo of Shiloh Gardens

Best Puppy: Capricorn of Kendia-Barren

Best In Futurity: Cenntennial’s Dirty Sally

Best OS Futurity: Mon-Sen’s Hutch

Best in Maturity: Charo of Shiloh Gardens

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Durango  


Grand Victor: Ch. Langenau’s Watson

#2: Ch. Shaft of Del-Shire

#3: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Fall Storm

#4: Ch. Cobert’s Reno of Lakeside

#5: Ch. Doppelt-Tay’s Hawkeye

#6: Ch. Haydelhaus Augie v. Zahnarzt

#7: Ch. Breauhausen’s SWAT

#8: Ch. Nocturne’s Hale of Krisselhof

#9: Ch. Fairoak’s Numero Uno


Grand Victrix: Charo of Shiloh Gardens

#2: Ch. Roje’s Kiss Me Kate of Kovaya

#3: Ch. Amber’s Lolita of Zar-Zal

#4: Ch. Anton’s Hussy of Rauhaus

#5: Rugerheim’s Florena of Glenlo

#6: Ch. Tucker Hill’s Angelique CD

#7: Ch. Valmy’s Uncola

#8: Ch. Frosty vom Estahaus

#9: Ch. Tanglewood’s Janel of Dapamo




National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: Ch. Baobab’s Chaz

Grand Victrix: Ch. Jo-San’s Charisma

Winners Dog: Tamirak’s Ezariah v. Hensan

Winners Bitch: Kallander’s Image

Best Puppy: Bachchen’s Fringe Benefit

Best In Futurity: Caraland’s Clancy

Best OS Futurity: Lakeside’s U-No-Fair

Best in Maturity: Kallander’s Image

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Baobab’s Chaz  


Grand Victor: Ch. Baobab’s Chaz

#2:   Ch. Jahn-D’s Excalibur

#3:   Ch. Shaft of Del Shire

#4:   Ch. Doppelt-Tay’s Hawkeye

#5:   Ch. Nocturne’s Hale of Krisslhof

#6:   Ch. Frack von Rosshaus

#7:   Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Durango

#8:   Ch. Tamirak’s Ezariah v Hensan

#9:   Ch. Schorest On Parade

#10:   Ch. Kismet’s Impluse v. Bismark

#11:   Ch. Breauhausen Swat


Grand Victrix: Ch. Jo San’s Charisma

#2: Ch. Valmy’s Uncola CD

#3: Ch. Anton’s Jesse

#4: Ch. Von Anderson’s Nikki

#5: Ch. Anton’s Hussy of Rauhaus

#6: Ch. Bel-Vista’s Tenille

#7: Ch. Centennial’s Dirty Sally

#8: Ch. Maplewild Hill’s Collette

#9: Ch. Capri of Doral

#10: Ch. Kallander’s Image

#11: Ch. Frosty vom Estahaus

#12: Ch. Tonya of Shiloh Gardens

#13: Ch. Tatta Too Lorlocke Fran-Jo

#14:  Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Almond Joy

#15:  Ch. Lorien’s Marnie of Pinebeach




National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: Ch. Schokrest On Parade

Grand Victrix: Ch. Anton’s Jesse

Winners Dog: Albanhaus’ Ike

Winners Bitch: Cobert’s Vivara of Windigail

Best Puppy: Salenchar’s Rake von Bid-Scono

Best In Futurity: Von Autumn’s Christy Love

Best OS Futurity: Covy-Tucker Hill’s Lufthansa

Best in Maturity: Ch. Caraland’s Clancy

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Wellspring’s Indiana 


Grand Victor: Ch. Schokrest On Parade

#2: Ch. Kismet’s Impulse v. Bismark

#3: Ch. Donelhaus Hutch

#4: Ch. Frack v. Rosshaus

#5: Ch. Caraland’s Clancy

#6: Ch. Wellspring’s Ironside

#7: Ch. Linnloch’s Sundown v. Freya

#8: Ch. Tara-Bella’s Jeb of Stoneway

#9: Ch. Schokrest Pacific Gold

#10: Ch. Cobert’s Reno of Lakeside


Grand Victrix: Ch. Anton’s Jesse

#2: Ch. Lacy Britches of Billo

#3: Ch. Ravenhaus Shixa

#4: Ch. Kallendar’s Image

#5: Ch. Harmony J’s Drucilla

#6: Ch. Beneta’s Heidi auf Kota

#7: Ch. Cobert’s Vivara of Windigail

#8: Ch. Wellspring’s Indiana

#9: Ch. Elsa of Lowen-Haus


National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: Ch. Aspen of Fran Jo

Grand Victrix: Ch. Lacy Britches of Billo

Winners Dog: Poque’s Bredo of Rym Sas

Winners Bitch: Windigail’s Cristalle

Best Puppy: Deannson’s On Broadway

Best In Futurity: Ch. Merkel’s Vendetta

Best OS Futurity: Destino’s Serge

Best in Maturity: Ch. Sabra Dennis of Gan Edan

Best OS Maturity:  Leba’s Crystal

I felt that the Specials class had much more quality than I had observed in a number of years. The quality in the bitches was really superb and a thrill to judge. The select rating in the bitches was a more difficult one to achieve that in dogs. Of the 78 present in the class, two were excused for temperament and only one other displayed questionable temperament. Two dogs had level bites, six had missing teeth. Now the real problem, 24 displayed unsoundness either coming or going or both. Breeders, we must do something about this when one-third of the class of Champions has this problem. Certain bloodlines dominated my select dogs: Zeus-Zeto brothers as sires, Hammer-Hawkeye, plus still coming through a great deal is the Waldesruh-Lance combo. Scorpio was well represented as the grandsire of many of these dogs.”



Grand Victor: Ch. Aspen of Fran-Jo

#2: Ch. Pinebeach’s Chase of Lorien

#3: Ch. Sabra Dennis of Gan Edan

#4: Ch. Lochwood’s Sundance v. Stuttgart

#5: Karagin’s Crusader

#6: Ch. Eva-Heim’s Toledo

#7: Ch. Von Der Ley’s Rhinestone Cowboy

#8: Ch. Wellspring’s Howard Johnson

#9: Ch. Deklyn’s Strike

#10: Ch. Die Herzogin’s J.J.

#11: Ch. Falcon of Laurelville

#12: Ch. Jahn D’s Excalibur



Grand Victrix: Ch. Lacey Britches of Billo

#2: Ch. Merkel’s Vendetta

#3: Ch. Lina vom Cypress

#4: Ch. Anton’s Jenne

#5: Ch. Tara’s Meg of Shiloh Gardens

#6: Ch. Bel Vista’s Hera of Sylmar

#7: Ch. Renaissance’s Jamie

#8: Ch. Sunset’s Gemma

#9: Ch. Bel-Vista’s Tenille

#10: Ch. Harmony J’s Drucilla

#11: Ch. Southlyn’s Tangueray

#12: Ch. Windigail’s Chistalle



National Specialty Show Results

Dogs: Ernest Loeb
Bitches: Connie Beckhardt
Intersex: Ralph Roberts

“This National is the third in which I have been honored to judge Specials. 1972 saw Ch Lakeside’s Harrigan ROM and Ch Cathwar’s Lisa von Rob, ROM, as Victor & Victrix; 1976 saw Ch Padechma’s Peruasion and Ch Covy’s Rosemary of Tucker Hill, winning the top spots. I have little doubt that the new Grand Victor and Victrix, will match their predecessors in making their place in Shepherd history. May I express my sincere appreciation to the many of you who selected me by ballot to judge the National Specialty. It would be my hope that I have repaid your confidence in my selection, with such knowledge and integrity as I possess. The battle-scarred one is grateful to you.”

~ Ralph Roberts


Grand Victor: Ch. Sabra Dennis of Gan Edan

Grand Victrix: Ch. Anton’s Jenne

Winners Dog: Von Freya’s Shane

Winners Bitch: Langenau’s Ida of Jahn-D

Best Puppy: Herzog vom Haus Link

Best In Futurity: Ch. Ginger Ale of Bob-Lyn

Best OS Futurity: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Monte Alban CDX

Best in Maturity: Ch. Merkel’s Vendetta

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Patja’s Racketeer v Ambers  


Grand Victor:  Ch. Sabra Dennis of Gan Edan

#2:  Ch. Prime Time of Billo

#3: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Don Quixote

#4: Von Freya’s Shane

#5: Ch. Sequel’s Lonnie v Glisando

#6: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Monte Alban CDX

#7: Ch. Patja’s Racketeer v Ambers

#8: Ch. Stuttgart’s Sundance Kid

#9: Ch. Marshalland’s Chapparal

#10: Ch. Pappillon of Fran-Jo

#11: Ch. Wellspring’s Ironsides

#12: Char-John’s Actor’s Applause


Grand Victrix: Ch. Anton’s Jenne

#2: Ch. Emerheim’s Deri of Merivern

#3: Ch. Merkel’s Vendetta

#4: Ch. Von Anderhaus’ Nikki

#5: Langenau’s Ida of John-D

#6: Ch. Covy’s Mercedes of Tucker Hill

#7: Ch. Debonair’s Prosperity

#8: Ch. Renaissance’s Jamie

#9: Rosie vom Cypress




National Specialty Show Results

Bitches: Barbara Amidon

Grand Victor: Kismet’s Impulse von Bismark

Grand Victrix: Ch. Merkel’s Vendetta

Winners Dog: Schokrest Covy-Tucker Hill’s J.R.

Winners Bitch: Asgard’s Destiny

Best Puppy: Carmadon’s Quincy

Best In Futurity: Bachchen’s Jori

Best OS Futurity: Proven Hill’s Sundance Kid

Best in Maturity: Ch. Jeanden’s L’Erin of Langenau

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Jo-San’s Kareem  


Grand Victor: Ch. Kismet’s Impulse von Bismark

#2: Ch. Deannson’s On Broadway CD

#3: Ch. Elkovar’s Jolly Roger

#4: Ch. Wellspring’s Ironside

#5: Ch. Schokrest On Parade

#6: Ch. Omar of Cedar

#7: Ch. Tanle’s Gold Dust of Hillrise

#8: Ch. Stuttgart’s Sundance Kid

#9: Ch. Rogue Haus’ Paolo of Rym-Sas


Grand Victrix: Ch. Merkel’s Vendetta

#2: Asgard’s Destiny

#3: Ch. Jeanden’s L’Erin of Langenau

#4: Ch. Shandee’s Primrose Lady

#5: Ch. Roje’s Tatum of Kovaya

#6: Ch. Deb-Mar’s Pandora

#7: Ch. Langenau’s Ida of Jahn-D

#8: Ch. Caralon’s Thistle

#9: Ch. Von Ivo’s Blithe Spirit

#10: Ch. Von Anderhaus’ Nikki




National Specialty Show Results

Dogs: Ralph Roberts
Bitches: Barbara Amidon
Intersex: Helen Miller Fisher

The entry as a whole was not up to the quality of prior years. The winners class had some very good quality in it, but the depth in the classes themselves was from good to fair. I miss the stallions of the breed of the past. Today, we have the size without having the masculinity. Generally, temperatments. Teeth and bites were good, as was general balance. Bone and substance were average, and feet were only adequate. Hindquarters get better through the years, except for croups, which vary all over the place. Shoulder angulation, particularly layback, does not improve with each passing year. Sidegait was quite good on the average, although we do not have enough animals carrying a good topline. Coming and going is still only fair to awful. The breed gets poorer in this respect as the year pass. Most exhibitors leave a show without ever having seen any of the entry from the front and rear. Most down-grade the importance of coming and going, and even those few who observe seem not to understand what to look for. I wonder what our reaction would be to identical unsoundness in sidegait? A bright spot is that type continues to be our strongest gain in the breed, as we get more animals who have a quality look about them.

~Ralph Roberts

In all my years of Nationals, I have never seen such outstanding bitch quality so deep. So many did not place who in other shows would be stars. Thank you members for your vote of confidence.

~Barbara Amidon

It was evident from the start of my judging that the quality of the class was very deep. It was one of the nicest Specials Classes I’ve seen at a National. Perhaps because of the economy, people entered one, instead of two or three, and only their best ones. It was my impression that the people who were there with their dogs were the “Hard Core Shepherdists.” Whatever the reason, the quality was tremendous, and as I judged, I was thrilled and very proud of our great breed.

In choosing the Select animals, I had anticipated picking approximately 10% of the class. To me, the ones who attain Select are very special and closely represent the standard of our Breed. Since I had 94 entries with 8 dogs moved up to Specials from the classes, my Winners Dog and Bitch, my Veteran Dog and Bitch and 20 absent, I was left with a class of 86 to judge. If I had stuck to my original 10% Select, this would give me 4-5 dogs and 4-5 bitches. But, because the quality was so great, I chose closer to 20% with 9 dogs and 9 bitches.

I was really appalled at the condition of most of the mouths. Teeth needed cleaning and scaling in about 75% of the dogs, and about 90% needed their toe nails cut. Just because we have a natural breed doesn’t mean that we have to neglect them. It’s a terrible shame that we condition and work with our dogs, bathe and groom them, and then ignore the teeth and nails.

I had 12 dogs that were missing one or two first pre-molars. Three dogs were missing one or two molars. Feet could stand some improvement, but unless nails are cut, they’ll never tighten up. For the most part, temperament was great. What bothered me most was that I felt there were a number of bitches that had been drugged. You can’t accuse anyone, because you can’t prove anything, but when you take a dog’s head in your hands, and look into their eyes and see that frantic-wild-eyed look, feel the tone of the muscle, look at the color of their tongue and note their whole intense reactions it makes a person sick and angry. This is cruel and inhuman. And there is no reason for this. It certainly seemed more evident in the bitches than in the dogs. For the most part, the males had a calm quiet look and responded positively to my hands, with very few being suspect.

There is a definite improvement in soundness of gait, coming and going, at least in the dogs that were exhibited under me. There were still a few that were east and west and out at the elbows. There were a few over-angulated with weak ligamentation. Most of the dogs I excused were sound coming and going, but just didn’t have the reach and extension I was looking for.

In judging dog shows, we who judge make statements with our actions. We try to show our audience by our methods, procedure and results, why we do what we do. If spectators and exhibitors can follow us in how we reach our decisions, whether they agree or not with the result, a great part of our obligation is fulfilled.

I hope, by my actions, that every dog was given a chance to be shown to its best advantage. I hope, by my actions, that in addition to sidegait, I was stressing soundness of coming and going and reach and extension. It is my opinion that you can obtain a more angulated rear in just one generation, but when the fronts are lost, they are sometimes never recaptured.

I felt my Select animals were superior in type and gait, excelling in soundness and front extension. In addition, let me add my Grand Victrix and Select 2 Bitches and Grand Victor and Select 2 dogs were examples of outstanding movement. These four animals, which I took around the ring in a separate group, were real “moving machines.”

The show committee’s hard work and hospitality was greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the handlers for their courtesy and good sportsmanship. This made the class a delight to judge. I’m also grateful to my hard working stewards for all their help. Now to my Best of Breed.”

~ Helen Miller Fisher

Grand Victor: Ch. Sukee’s Mannix

Grand Victrix: Ch. Von Ivo’s Blithe Spirit

Winners Dog: Tee-Emm’s Tax-A-Tion

Winners Bitch: Brasban’s Promise of Langenau

Best Puppy: Scherzar’s Dallas

Best In Futurity: Jogra’s Shaika

Best OS Futurity: Bobara’s Dragster of Gan Edan

Best in Maturity: Ch. Sequel’s Senator v. Merivern

Best OS Maturity: Bachchen’s Jori



Grand Victor: Ch. Sukee’s Mannix

#2: Ch. Sequel’s Senator of Merivern

#3: Ch. Cobert’s Trollstigen ROM

#4: Ch. DeAnnson’s On Broadway

#5: Ch. Stuttgart’s Sundance Kid

#6: Elkovar’s Jolly Roger

#7: Ch. Kameraden’s Crusader

#8: Ch. Jenhi Shepherd’s Tomahawk

#9: Ch. Alpinebeach-Baobab’s Clouseau


Grand Victrix: Ch. Von Ivo’s Blithe Spirit

#2: Ch. Alator’s Viva of Char-Meck

#3: Ch. Rivendell’s Aplause Please

#4: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Showoff

#5: Ch. Kallander’s Image

#6: Ch. Brazenhaus Tapestry

#7: Ch. Hy-Hope’s Bernadette of Towaco

#8: Ch. Vanessa v. Sonnenbachtal

#9: Ch. Valmy’s Uncola




National Specialty Show Results

“I had relatively few missing teeth, fortunately few temperament problems, middle pieces leave a lot to be desired, shoulders are becoming pushed too far forward, croups and tailsets also need improvement. Without a strong middle piece, a dog simply cannot properly propel in motion. Today this appears to be one of our biggest problems in the breed, plus shoulders, then head and ears, following with croups. Whatever happened to the long and beautifully flowing croup? We also are losing length of neck. There were several dogs that moved and looked good pulling on a tight lead; however, when asked to go on a loose lead they did not appear the same, otherwise they would have been nearer the front. I feel this is very important – that the dog’s gait does not change whether pulling or loose, slow or fast – they should remain the same.”

~ Judge Fran Ford
Futurity/Maturity &
Best of Winners

Grand Victor: Ch. Cobert’s Trollstigen

Grand Victrix: Ch. Jeanden’s L’Erin v. Langenau

Winners Dog: Lothario of Heinerburg

Winners Bitch: San-Jo’s Amanda

Best Puppy: Checkmate’s Way To Go

Best In Futurity:  Pineywood’s Steppin’ Out

Best OS Futurity: Staser’s Dynasty v Stonekroft

Best in Maturity: Wes-Mar’s Escapade

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Roje’s Horseshoe of Kovaya



Grand Victor: Ch. Cobert’s Trollstigen

#2: Ch. Sequel’s Senator of Merivern

#3: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Magnum

#4: Ch. Ossipee Ceasar v. Clover Acres

#5: Ch. Hi-Lo’s Flanigan

#6: Ch. Lothario of Heinerburg

#7: Ch. Charisma Stonewall Jackson

#8: Ch. Hiddenacre’s Field Marshall

#9: Ch. Alabama of Shiloh Gardens

#10: Ch. Woodacre’s Dakota

#11: Ch. Rio Valle’s Nestle Crunch CD

#12: Ch. DeAnnson’s On Broadway

#13: Ch. Proven Hill’s Up N’ Adam


Grand Victrix: Ch. Jeanden’s L’Erin v Langenau

#2: Ch. Alator’s Viva of Char-Mack

#3: Ch. Wes-Mar’s Escapade

#4: Ch. Jogar’s Shaika

#5: Ch. Clayfield’s Allways A Lady

#6: Ch. Zemma v. Cypress

#7: Ch. Tara’s Fallon of Shiloh Gardens

#8: Ch. Arelee’s Jama’A

#9: Ch. Mandana of Lordwood

#10: Ch. Campaigner’s Gatewood Haganah

#11: Ch. Countee’s Charisma v Krammhof

#12: Ch. Lynrik’s Kristal




National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: Ch. Ossipee Ceasar v. Clover Acres

Grand Victrix: Ch. Lynrik’s Kristal TC

Winners Dog: Pineywood’s Steppin’ Out

Winners Bitch: Dolmar’s Elegance

Best Puppy: Dolmar’s Elegance

Best In Futurity: Holmstead’s Keepsake

Best OS Futurity: Langenau’s Beau of Jeanden

Best in Maturity: Rigoletto v. Fuerstenberg

Best OS Maturity: Von Saar’s Mannequin  


Grand Victor: Ch. Ossipee Ceasar v. Clover Acres

#2: Ch. Charisma’s Stonewall Jackson

#3: Ch. Chieftain’s Kharu

#4: Ch. Sequel’s Senator v. Merivern

#5: Ch. Stuttgart’s Sundance Kid ROM

#6: Mario Lanza v. Fuerstenberg

#7: Ch. Covy’s Mazarati of Tucker Hill

#8: Ch. Patja’s Willie Stargell

#9: Ch. Hagar v. Sonnenbachtal

#10: Ch. Peddacres Regal Ruler

#11: Ch. Darby-Dan’s Gator

#12: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Magnum



Grand Victrix: Ch. Lynrik’s Kristal TC

#2: Ch. Jogra’s Shaika

#3: Rivaden’s Verina Jae Merivern

#4: Ch. LaTraviata v. Fuerstenberg

#5: Ch. San-Jo’s Amanda

#6: Ch. Clayfield’s Allways A Lady

#7: Ch. Valmy’s Perhaps Love

#8: Ch. Brasban’s Promise v. Langenau

#9: Ch. Blasienberg’s Popcorn

#10:  Pantera of Covy-Tucker Hill

#11: Ch. Bachchen’s Jori

#12: Andiron Penny Stock

#13: Ch. Countee’s Charisma v. Krammhof




National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: Ch. Sequel’s Senator v. Merivern ROM

Grand Victrix: Ch. Dawnhill’s Carli

Winners Dog: Laurgil’s Ajax

Winners Bitch: Eva-Heim’s My My

Best Puppy: Amber’s Onyx of Tokaye

Best In Futurity: Ch. Dolmar’s Elegance

Best OS Futurity: Baskerville’s Mr. B

Best in Maturity: Ch. Stoney Ridge’s Koni Felica

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Abraxas Quasar of Langenau  


Grand Victor: Ch. Sequel’s Senator v. Merivern ROM

#2: Ch. Mario Lanza von Fuerstenberg

#3: Ch. Scherzar’s Decision

#4: Ch. Checkmate’s Way To Go

#5: Ch. Charisma’s Stonewall Jackson

#6: Ch. Rigoletto von Fuerstenberg

#7: Lauril’s Ajax

#8: Ch. Darby-Dan’s Gator

#9: Ch. Jett-Land’s Rambler

#10: Ch. Proven Hill’s Up N’ Adam



Grand Victrix: Ch. Dawnhill’s Carli

#2: Ch. Stoney Ridge’s Koni Felica

#3: Ch. Valmy’s Perhaps Love

#4: Ch. Rivaden’s Verina Jae Merivern

#5: Ch. Dolmar’s Elegance

#6: Ch. Holmstead’s Keepsake

#7: Ch. Clayfield Meadow’s Tootsie

#8: Ch. Clayfield’s London

#9: Eva-Heim’s My My

#10: Ch. Asgard’s Destiny

#11: Ch. San-Jo’s Amanda

#12: Ch. Blasienberg’s Popcorn


1987 GSDC of America

National Specialty Show Results


Sam Lawrence –For Futurity and Maturity Dogs
Dr Carmen Battaglia
 – for Futurity and Maturity Bitches
Dr Carmen Battaglia 
– Dogs
Sam Lawrence
 – Bitches

Ernest Loeb – Intersex

“In 1936, thirteen years after having started in the breed in Germany, I attended my first American National Specialty. I decided then, after handling the Best of Breed winner and having my imports go Winners Dog, Winners Bitch and Best of Breed, that I liked Nationals. Since then, I have had the good fortune to handle, own, or import many more Grand Victors and Grand Victrixes, and to judge at the National numerous times. I am grateful to the Parent Club members for again allowing me to be part of this great event.

Before commenting on the Select animals, I would like to comment on the overall quality that I observed. The overall quality of animals has improved somewhat through the years, yet the top animals of years past were every bit as good as today’s stars. One fault that was particularly common in this year’s competittion was short croups which hinder follow through behind. Perhaps a reason for this is that for some time now, at many of our Specialties, our dogs are being judged while pulling on a tight lead at unnaturally high speeds. Under such conditions, lack of follow through is easily hidden. I was particularly pleased with the overall quality of my Select bitches. There were many outstanding bitches, any number of which I would consider having Grand Victrix quality.

The males were another story. While there were many quality animals, there was no single dog that had outstanding sidegait combined with balance of proportion and bone, stallion type, soundness coming and going, and good feet and pasterns. In 1966, for example, I was fortunate to have a standout and easy winner in a young Yoncalla’s Mike. In contrast to that year, this year my assignment in males was much more difficult.”

~ Intersex Judge Ernest Loeb

Overall, the quality and depth of the males in each class was unusually good. Other than a few too many with a missing premolar, particularly in the American Bred Class, most had good type and secondary sex characteristics.

In writiing these critiques, I have noticed that most of my comments were positive and that all of the winners and most of the other dogs that placed had high foot timing ratings. In retrospect I think it is fair to expect at the National the better dogs who would have many good qualities, with depth in most classes. For a judge to find good ones and not report them to have major faults should not be surprising.

In other words, it gets down to finding the four best ones in a class of good quality and depth. Finally, an explanation of the term Foot timing. Foot timing is balance in motion. It is a measure of efficiency. Working and Herding Dogs should have good foot timing so they can work long hours without wasting energy and becoming easily tired. Good structure is obviously the key to efficient movement and good working and herding ability. Dogs that are good sidegaiters should have feet that travel close to the ground with strong firm toplines. They should have an elastic, smooth, rhythmic, powerful, and coordinated gait in motion. Good sidegaiters that are not clean coming and going are given low foot timing ratings because they waste energy. These dogs may elbow out, travel wide, cross over, crab, etc. while in motion. Sidegaiters that crab, elbow out, cross over, etc. use far more energy than another who can produce the same sidegait without the wasted motion. For a complete understanding of foot timing, see my article entitled “Foot Timing” by Dr. Battaglia, AKC Gazette, Sept. 1984, pg. 72-77.”

~ Dog Judge Dr Carmen Battaglia

OBSERVATIONS: All bites were excellent. Only one missing tooth. Unfortunately, due to temperament problems, I have to excuse eight bitches. However, the temperament amongst the remaining bitches was outstanding. The biggest problem I encountered throughout all the classes was coming and, particularly, going. Many outstanding side moving bitches could receive no further consideration after my coming and going examination.”

~ Bitch Judge Sam Lawrence

Grand Victor: Ch. Rio Valle’s Nestle Crunch CD

Grand Victrix: Ch. Howard’s Magic Moment

Winners Dog: Houston of Wildwood

Winners Bitch: Sharlen’s Sparkle Plenty

Best Puppy: Scherzar’s Pistachio

Best in Futurity: Houston of Wildwood

Best OS Futurity: Huggins of Lebensraum

Best in Maturity: Ch. Howard’s Magic Moment

Best OS Maturity: Bachchen’s Spendabuck



Grand Victor: Ch. Rio Valles Nestle Crunch CD

#2: Ch. Brentaryl’s Gunner

#3: Ch. Langenau’s Beau of Jeanden

#4: Ch. Rivendell’s Dark Illusion

#5: Ch. Barren’s Katch A Rising Star

#6: Ch. Laurgil’s Ajax

#7: Ch. Scherzar’s Logan

#8: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Romantico

#9: Ch. Galewynd’s Georgio Armani

#10: Ch. Suboja’s Dominator

#11: Ch. Shirewood’s Kaiser


Grand Victrix: Ch. Howard’s Magic Moment

#2: Ch. Clayfield’s London

#3: Ch. Hiddenacre’s Kologne Von Saar

#4: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Little Deer

#5: Ch. Staser’s Flicka v. Brentaryl

#6: Ch. Sharlen’s Sparkle Plenty

#7: Ch. Woodacre’s Honeysuckle Rose

#8: Ch. Yarmork’s Macy DuChien

#9: Ch. Echowood’s Togerna

#10: Ch. Kolbrook’s Allez France

#11: Ch. Bethesda’s Tirah of Si-Don

#12: Ch. Bachen’s Scarlet O’Hara

#13: Ch. Destino’s Coffee County

#14: Ch. Hiddenacre’s Liberty Belle

“The show itself was staged beautifully, and quite a sight with the large arena and the floor covered with green sod. It was too bad that the workers had to begin removing the sod before I began descrbing the Select animals on the video tape. The noise and commotion caused by the sod removal made it difficult to concentrate on the critiques.

Not having attended a National for three years has given me a different outlook on many of the happenings here in the United States. Additionally, in the last several years, I have witnessed only a handful of shows other than those at which I was judging. The animals I judged at this National, with rare exception, were new to me. The greatest detriment to the breed is a severe shortage of honest, unbiased, knowledgeable teachers. Sidegait seems to be everything. If that is all we are breeding for, we may as well hold our show without judges – all we would need is an applause meter.

I am one of a few, perhaps the only one here in the United States, who handled dogs under the founder of our breed, Captain von Stephanitz. I also listened to several of his speeches. When I look back to that era, and compare the caliber of judges with our current judges, I can tell you with all sincerity. “We need good teachers.” Another sad note, as I walked around at this National, I noticed fewer familiar faces, but such is life.

I take judging very seriously – it is a task of responsibility. The future of our breed has always been influenced by the results of our Nationals. There are tradeoffs we must make between sidegait and the other features of our breed such as sex characteristics, soundness in motion, balance, head, feet, bone and so forth.

There is, however, one breed characteristic for which there should be no substitute: temperament. I tried my best to check temperament using the method I have always used. I asked that the animals be brought to the center of the ring on a long loose lead, and then I observe their behavior when I approach them. Upon refelection, I am no longer satisfied with this test. Yes, some dogs gave me that worried look, which was enough for me not to consider them for a high award, Yet, there were some animals that were so intrigued looking for their friend or owner outside the ring, that they did not even notice me standing right in front of them.

In closing, I wish to thank all those who voted for me, the exhibitors who place their trust in me, and the handlers. Thank you again to Mr and Mrs Steen who tried in every way to make my trip to Los Angeles a most pleasurable one. I also wish to give a big thank you to my stewards. Finally, thank you to the officers, Board members, and other members of the Parent and Assisting Club who were instrumental in staging this big event.”

~ Ernest Loeb




National Specialty Show Results


Ralph Roberts – Intersex
George Collins – all dogs
Barbara Amidon – all bitches


Grand Victor: Ch. Piper Hills Polo

Grand Victrix: Ch. Sea-Lair’s Ciera

Winners Dog: Proven Hill’s Banker of Altana

Winners Bitch: Lady Gabriela of Al-Clemya

Best Puppy: Totana’s C’est Moi of Piper Hill

Best In Futurity: Maverick of Bob-Lyn

Best OS Futurity: Honda vom Cypress

Best in Maturity: Ch. Houston of Wildwood

Best OS Maturity: Eko-Lan’s Theda  


Grand Victor: Ch. Piper Hill’s Polo

#2: Ch. Brentaryl’s Gunner

#3: Ch. Laurgil’s Artus

#4: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Romantico

#5: Ch. Breauhausen’s Spectrum

#6: Ch. Ardic’s Drachenfels

#7: Proven Hill’s Banker of Altana

#8: Ch. Woodside’s Nestle’s Quik v. Merwestyn

#9: Ch. Waltraut’s That’s Black Jack

#10: Ch. Cedar Creek’s Erin of Lee-Ray

#11: Ch. Rigoletto von Fuerstenberg



Grand Victrix: Ch. Sea-Lair’s Ciera

#2: Ch. Altana’s Kricket

#3: Ch. Ledgewood’s Born Free

#4: Ch. Amber’s Onyx of Tokaya

#5: Woodland’s Miss Ellie of Robar

#6: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Jordache

#7: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Verena June

#8: Ch. Jogra’s Shaika CD

#9: Ch. Dolmar’s Elegance

#10: Ch. Wellspring’s Mayflower

#11: Ch. Stonekroft’s Angie v. Scher-Lo

#12: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Mayapan

#13: Ch. Amber’s First Class




National Specialty Show Results


Dan Dwier  Futurity and Maturity Dogs
Margaret ‘Peggy’ Douglas – Futurity and Maturity Bitches

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Douglas – Dogs
Dan Dwier – Bitches
Betty Radzevich
 – Intersex

“What a thrill it was to judge the beautiful dogs at this National. The quality was deep —from the 6-9 Puppy class to the Open class. The quality of the dogs has improved since I judged dogs at the National in Phoenix in 1984. I found very few mouth problems and backs, overall, are getting stronger. I had two dogs on the sharp side, a few others were apprehensive—on the whole, temperaments seem to be improving. I was a little disturbed with some of the high hackney action in front, I think this is something we all need to be aware of as it is not the correct German Shepherd Dog movement. Some dogs were very sloppy going away. On the whole, the animals were great.”

Dog Judge Margaret “Peggy” Douglas

“The 1989 National Specialty Show was held in a huge ring, on beautifully well laid sod, that gave the dogs excellent footing. The dogs, for the most part, were presented in excellent condition and handled to perfection. I was truly amazed at the beautiful quality of the dogs as well as good temperament. Most had good mouths, with few missing teeth.

The lighting in the ring could have been better and presented a slight problem but, in time, you adjust your eyes and try to fade out all the colors of the background and find a spot where the dogs look the best to you. It is not an easy task to sort through the dogs and place them in exact order. It’s much easier to stand outside the ring and look only at the dogs when you want, and talk to your friends, and then occasionally look back and make decisions on the dogs in the ring.

The depth of quality was indeed pleasing and made the hard work pleasureable. After establishing a procedure, I tried to use the same for all dogs and treat all alike and fairly. I checked temperament several different times, as well as coming and going.

The movement of the dogs was excellent and we have improved on coming and going. There were several dogs with excellent sidegait, but who were so bad coming and going, I did not feel justified in putting them Select. We had such good quality to work with I chose to take the best overall dog.”

~ Breed Judge Betty Radzevich

Grand Victor:  Ch. Bethseda’s Tacoma of Si-Don CD

Grand Victrix: Ch. Altana’s Kricket

Winners Dog:  Eva-Heim’s Seville of Rikor

Winners Bitch: Mirheim’s Marenka

Best Puppy: Campaigner’s Gatewood’s Uzi

Best In Futurity: Hoheneichen’s Flag

Best OS Futurity: Brauhausen’s Danielle

Best in Maturity:  Ch. Amber’s Replica v. Tokaye

Best OS Maturity: Eva-Heim’s Seville of Rikor


Grand Victor: Ch. Bethseda’s Tacoma of Si-Don

#2: Ch. Houston of Wildwood

#3: Ch. Proven Hill’s Banker of Altana

#4: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Romantico

#5: Ch. Langenau’s Beau of Jeanden

#6: Ch. Maverick of Bob-Lyn

#7: Ch. Eva-Heim’s Seville

#8: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Conan Survival

#9: Ch. Cinnabar’s Edward Teach

#10: Ch. San-Jo’s Eastern Express

#11: Ch. Ardric’s Valentino

#12: Ch. Ardric’s Drachenfels

#13: Cedar Creek’s Erin of Leray

#14: Ch. Nike-Clayfield Andretti


Grand Victrix: Ch. Altana’s Kricket

#2: Ch. Amber’s Replica v. Tokaya

#3: Ch. Altana’s Mystique

#4: Ch. Ardric’s QT of Dia Hill

#5: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Theda

#6: Ch. Breauhausen’s Keri

#7: Ch. Honda v. Cypress

#8: Lady Gabriella of Al-Clemya

#9: Mirheim’s Marenka

#10: Ch. Schwarz Der Wald’s Ltd. Edition

#11: Ch. Countee’s Estacy of Windwalker

#12: Kovaya’s Liberty v. Heinerburg

#13: Ch. Ledgewood’s Born Free

#14: Ch. Amber’s Onyx v. Tokeya





National Specialty Show Results


Helen Gleason – Futurity and Maturity Dogs
Francis Ford Sr – Futurity and Maturity Bitches

Francis Ford Sr – Dogs
Helen Gleason –Bitches
Ed Barritt
 – Intersex

“The 1990 National held in Anaheim, California, had an excellent, large oval ring. I was able to have highway road cones placed at the turns, which made it difficult for the handlers to cut each other off and, in turn, keep the laps relatively consistent. Each dog/bitch had a minimum of four laps (including the individual) prior to being selected for further consideration. I suppose you could say that my intenetion was to choose good, overall, sound animals of relatively adequate type that had some semblance of coordinated side motion. This I did!”

~ Ed Barritt

“I enjoyed doing the National; the facilities were great. I would like to thank my excellent stewards and the to the Host Club who made our stay so hospitable. I only had a couple of dogs with poor temperament and a couple with missing teeth. However, I fell there should be some concern of the breeders, mainly due to the dogs that I penalized for dragging or scuffing the tops of their rear toes while in motion. This could become a very serious factor other than that I was very pleased with the quality I had to judge. Thanks again for have me.”

~ Francis Ford Sr.

“The overall quality in bitches was superb. Depth of quality in the classes was the best I’ve seen in years and I honestly believe half of these gals will finish. Thanks for brining me your best with sound minds and correct movement in such excellent condition. I had very few faulty temperaments, only five missing teeth, and two faulty tails.”

~Helen Gleason

Grand Victor: Ch. Proven Hill’s Banker of Altana

Grand Victrix: Ch. Amber’s Rosie of Bracewood

Winners Dog:  Pinebeach’s Stars N’ Stripes 

Winners Bitch: Ken-Delaine’s Prima v. Omni

Best Puppy: Todorhaus Savannah

Best In Futurity: Valmy’s Hold On To The Night

Best OS Futurity: Marlin’s Feliz Navidad

Best in Maturity: Ch. Ardic’s Quite Nice of D Hill

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Flag


Grand Victor: Ch. Proven Hill’s Banker of Altana

#2: Ch. Houston of Wildwood

#3: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Conan Survival

#4: Ch. Cinnabar’s Edward Teach

#5: Ch. Eva-Heim’s Seville of Rikor

#6: Ch. Ardric’s Drachenfels

#7: Ch. Campaigner’s Gatewood Uzi

#8: Ch. Woodside’s Nestle Quick v. Merwestyn

#9: Ch. Kansten’s Fisher of Asgard

#10: Ch. Dingo v. Haus Wurdemann

#11: Ch. Laugil’s Artus

#12: Ch. Nike-Clayfield’s Andretti

#13: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Flag


Grand Victrix: Ch. Amber’s Rosie of Bracewood

#2: Ch. Altana’s Mystique

#3: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Avia

#4: Ken-Delaine’s Prima v. Omni

#5: Ch. Breauhausen’s Danielle

#6: Ch. Amber’s Replica v. Tokaya

#7: Ch. Madeb’s Honeysuckle Rose

#8: Ch. Mirheim’s Mystique

#9: Ch. Brentaryl’s Unforgettable Fire

#10: Ch. Lady Gabrielle of Al-Clemya

#11: Ch. Ardric’s Quite Nice of D-Hill

#12: Silstra’s Charlie Babbitt

#13: Remac’s Romancing the Stone




National Specialty Show Results


Helen Miller Fisher – Futurity Bitches and Maturity Dogs
Fred Schmidtke – Futurity Dogs and Maturity Bitches

Fred Schmidtke – Dogs
Helen Miller Fisher –Bitches
Dave Rinke – Intersex


“Judging of these gorgeous bitches was an extreme pleasure. They just kept getting better and better. In most classes, the difference between first and fourth placings was very small, and between first and second place was very minute. You really had to get down to the “nitty gritty” and start differentiating between feet, condition of coat, and minor things, etc., in order to place them properly.”

~ Helen Miller Fisher

Grand Victor: Ch. Woodside’s Nestle’s Quick v. Merwestyn

Grand Victrix: Ch. Brentaryl’s West Side Story

Winners Dog:  Scherzar’s Jordan

Winners Bitch:  Berjan’s Joelle of Kaleef

Best Puppy: Skyline’s Honduras

Best In Futurity: Omega’s Chief Cochise

Best OS Futurity: Jayria’s Ebony v Cypress

Best in Maturity: Valmy’s Hold On To The Night

Best OS Maturity: Jo-San’s Enterprise



Grand Victor: Ch. Woodside’s Nestle Quick v. Mervestyn

#2: Ch. Woodhaven’s In Search Of

#3: Ch. Omega’s Cheif Cochise

#4: Ch. Schneiderhof’s Urban Cowboy

#5: Ch. Survival D’Artaganan Stormfield

#6: Ch. Steigerhaus Bo Jackson

#7: Ch. Houston of Wildwood

#8: Ch. Survival’s Eclispe

#9: Ch. San-Jo’s Eastern Express

#10: Ch. Campaigner’s Gatewood Uzi

#11: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Conan Survival

#12: Ch. Jo-Bar’s Othello v. Cypress

#13: Scherzar’s Jordan


Grand Victrix: Ch. Brentaryl’s West Side Story

#2: Ch. Wettemberg’s Zoee

#3: Ch. Valmy’s Hold On To The Night

#4: Ch. Nike-Clayfield Lady Love

#5: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Avia

#6: Ch. Madeb’s Honeysuckle Rose

#7: Ch. Ardric’s Quite Nice of D’Hil

#8: Ch. Trafalgar’s Heat of the Night

#9: Ch. Masstana’s Vivacious of Farmil

#10: Ch. Countee’s Flo-Jo of Windwalker

#11: Ch. Silstra’s Charlie Babbitt

#12: Ch. Brentaryl’s Trail of Tears

#13: Ch. Palamor’s Sara Lee

#14: Ch. Stonekroft’s Dele v. Legendaire




National Specialty Show Results


Richard Whalen – Futurity bitches and Maturity Bitches
Marion Lawerence – Futurity Dogs and Maturity Dogs

Richard Whalen – Dogs
Marion Lawerence –Bitches
Ralph Roberts – Intersex


Type: Our German Shepherd Dogs are beautiful. They look like a German Shepherd. Type: Structure; Type; proportions; Type; sex characteristics; Type; pigment. Movement: Many dogs exhibited smooth effortless gait on a loose lead. Front reach is improving but we are beginning to get some dogs that lift too much. Heads are improving. Although feet generally are not great, I note that several class winners had very compact tight feet. Ear sets are generally quite good, even when the ears are ‘friendly.’ Eye color was generally dark. I saw very few distracting ‘search-light’ eyes. Mouths were very good. I saw two level bites and two dogs with missing premolars.


Temperament problems of shyness continue. Many fine dogs failed to place because they showed lack of confidence or were unable to pass the loose lead temperament test, make eye contact with confidence and without fear. Calm aloofness is acceptable, but our dogs should never exhibit fear. It is becoming the exception to find a dog that confidently looks you in the eye. Handlers and their exhibitors are getting better at hiding the problem, making it more difficult for judges to discern the true nature of the dog’s character. We must find a way to insure that at least the ribbon winners at our National Specialty are sound in regard to shyness. General problems applicable to all classes I judged included: shyness, short croups, steep croups, floppy ears, sickle hock, excessively long tails. Ear motion while the dog is moving is becoming more frequent. Also called ‘friendly ears’ because they wave at you while the dog is moving. I did not consciously consider friendly ears in my placings, although I note this characteristic in the following critiques. Problems applicable to dogs were: lack of substance and masculinity. Many head are too long and lack depth and breadth. Problems applicable to bitches were: excessive size.”

~ Richard Whalen

Regardless of the many complaints concerning temperament, at this National temperaments have improved. This is not to imply that all of the entries were sound. Rather, that the great majority was sound, and the realy shy ones were few. German Shepherd Dog “type” is holding well, but sex characteristics have suffered. Masculinity leaves much to be desired, and the number of “stallions” are few. Even the bitches are losing some of their femininity.

Bites and teeth are much better than they have been in the past. We are making only small progress in shoulder angulation, and the entry had an abundance of short upper arms and insufficient layback. Rear angulation stays about the same, with generally good sweep of stifle, but with a share of faulty croups.

Surprisingly, backs were not as firm, generally, as I have seen in the past. It is truly difficult to find outstanding backs and embarrassing to have to settle for less in some of the placements.

We are doing a fine job in producing bone, depth of body and substance. The spindly dogs are just about a thing of the past at the National. Coats have improved. Pigment seems to be losing out, with lots of white showing—some of it on very dark animals.

We still produce a good number of sidegaiting dogs. Some move correctly, while many still cannot carry a good topline. Not so surprisingly, coming and going is not getting any better. The majority of the entry was poor, or barely acceptable.

Obviously, we have many in the breed who either do not consider faulty front or rear action to be important or, are not yet willing to make a sufficient sacrifice to eliminate the problem. At issue is the all-around physical soundness of the breed. We must pause in our eagerness to produce sidegait at the expense of producing all-around sound animals.”

Judge Ralph Roberts

Grand Victor: Ch. Campaigner’s Gatewood Uzi

Grand Victrix: Ch. TR’s Guinevere v. Kenlyn

Winners Dog:  Jimeni’s Larado of Rejoy

Winners Bitch: Ch. TR’s Guinevere v. Kenlyn

Best Puppy:  Tournaline Kena Ken-Delaine

Best In Futurity: Ch. TR’s Guinevere v. Kenlyn

Best OS Futurity: Totana’s Bronze of Piper Hill

Best in Maturity: Ch. Utopia’s DeBut from Mariner’s

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Scherzar’s Jordan


Grand Victor: Ch. Campaigner’s Gatewood Uzi

#2: Ch. Saterhaus McKinley CD

#3: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Conan Survival

#4: Ch. Woodhaven’s In Search Of

#5: Ch. Steigerhaus Bo Jackson

#6: Ch. Surigo’s Reaction v. Nightwind

#7: Ch. Scharo’s Spellbinder

#8: Ch. Ardric’s Stromberg


Grand Victrix: Ch. TR’s Guinevere v Kenlyn

#2: Ch. Altana’s Mystique

#3: Ch. Stonehaven’s Mandolin Wind

#4: Concho Angelina

#5: Ch. Silstra’s Charlie Babbitt

#6: Utopia’s Debut from Mariners

#7: Ch. Kaimacha Jamaica v. McCoy CD

#8: Ch. Signal of Nordlicht





National Specialty Show Results


 Futurity bitches and Maturity Bitches
Barbara Amidon – Futurity Dogs and Maturity Dogs

– Dogs
Barbara Amidon – Bitches
Margaret (Peggy) Douglas – Intersex

“I believe the majority of our dogs are improving. My job was made easier because there were so many quality animals out there. Temperaments were good, toplines and foreassemblies are improving. There are still a lot of dead tails, these need to be penalized. My emphasis was on soundness in both temperament and structure. At a show of this caliber, there was no way I was going to put up obvious unsoundness. Unfortunately, some did not see it that way. I certainly could have pointed it out, but did not feel I could embarrass the handler and owners that way. If they do not know their problems, it is time to go back to the drawing board. I judged the dogs the way I saw them on that day. I believe I gave one and all a good look. In my opinion, any one of the Selects could be the top winner on any given day.”

Margaret (Peggy) Douglas

“The 1993 National in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 4, 5 and 6 was held in a huge arena, with most of the main floor covered with sod. Lighting could have been slightly better, however, the footing was good and the weather was excellent for the dogs. It was in the 50s at night and 70-80s in the day time. The headquarters hotel had excellent room facilities; however, all activities were held away from the hotel and it necessitated having a car for transportation and convenience. There has been an improvement in dogs—darker eyes, better overall classes, cleaner going away. We need better croups and tails.”

~ Betty Radzevich


Grand Victor: Ch. Bethesda’s Earth of Jada-Edan

Grand Victrix: Ch. Hoheneichen’s-Avalon Chinadoll

Winners Dog:  Ch. Bethesda’s Earth of Jada-Edan

Winners Bitch: Valmy’s Show Me The Way

Best Puppy: Sirius Park’s Monogram

Best In Futurity: Ch. Timberlane’s Jakata

Best OS Futurity: Jerr’s French Pastry

Best in Maturity: Ch. Jo-Win’s Inca

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Mastercharge



Grand Victor: Ch. Bethesda’s Earth of Jada-Edan

#2: Ch. Hoheneichen’s Conan Survival

#3: Ch. Timberlane’s Jakata

#4: Ch. Landaleigh’s High Tech

#5: Ch. Totana’s Bronce of Piper Hill

#6: Ch. Kinni-V Oz v Kubistraum

#7: Ch. Scharo’s Spellbinder

#8: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Check Marc


Grand Victrix: Ch. Hoheneichen’s-Avalon Chinadoll

#2: Ch. Kashay v. Cypress

#3: Ch. Sheerdeen’s Martna

#4: Ch. Jo-Win’s Inca

#5: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Rivadel Eva

#6: Vi-Ral’s Sunrise v. Sher-Lo

#7: Ch. Tournaline Kena Ken-Delaine




National Specialty Show Results


Fred Lanting – Futurity bitches and Maturity Bitches
– Futurity Dogs and Maturity Dogs

Fred Lanting – Dogs
Helen Gleason –Bitches
Ed Barritt – Intersex

“The bitches I judged were rather disappointing, with only 3 “keepers,” despite the fact that they all won their regional Futurity or Maturity classes. Tells you something about either how knowledgeable the judges are (the GSDCA Board has a terrible track record in picking judges) or how few decent dogs are brought to those shows.”

~ Futurity/Maturity Judge: Fred Lanting

“General observations: In dogs, mouths have much improved over just a few years aog, but we have a long way to go in strengthening pasterns and hock ligaments. Judging from the number of poor temperaments, I’d guess that many who entered dogs cannot read, or have not read my articles that have been published over the past quarter-century and more. Those who will not read are not better off than those who cannot read, and their placings proved that. Now and always in the GSD, character is number one; all else combined is number two. Color and pigment were generally good; most elbows were tight, but our dogs are lacking in overall dryness and hardness, for the most part. Some disconcertingly weak ears, but nowhere near as many as in the bitch classes; this alarming trend must be stopped! It’s getting to look like an epidemic.

Some definitions when reading my critiques: “straight in front” means as seen from the front, and is a good thing; “stretched” (good or neutral) means notoiceably longer than tall, not cobby, but not long as a result of straight shoulder and steep croup; “extreme” is not good, it’s undesirable when referring to rear (stifle area) angulation. V = excellent; SG = very good; G = good. In puppies: vp (very promising), p (promising), and np (less or not promising) are used, realizing that puppies change some as they grow.”

~ Dog Judge Fred Lanting

“Overview: There was an entry of 266 bitches with superb quality throughout all of the classes.

Less than 5% had faulty temperaments and only three bitches had missing premolars. There is definite improvements in eye color and pigmentation. Many finishable bitches did not place in the classes as the depth of quality was so great.”

~ Bitch Judge Helen Gleason

Grand Victor: Ch. Campaigner’s Gatewood Uzi

Grand Victrix:  Ch. Leiter’s Cross My Heart

Winners Dog:  Kismet’s Heart Throb

Winners Bitch: Katelyn-Farmil’s Remembrance

Best Puppy: Bodan’s Pizzaz of Ramhaus

Best In Futurity: Werttemberg’s Boku

Best OS Futurity: Stoneway’s Uecker

Best in Maturity: Ch. Jerr’s French Pastry

Best OS Maturity:  Ch. Timberlane’s Jakata



Grand Victor: Ch. Campainger’s Gatewood Uzi

#2: Ch. Jimeni’s Laredo of Rejoy

#3: Ch. Inflight’s Spencer v. Sandyhill

#4: Ch. Balsam’s Biscayne v. Wellspring

#5: Ch. Kinni-V Oz v. Kubistraum

#6: Ch. Peddacre’s Crackerjack

#7: Ch. Totana’s Bronce of Piperhill

#8: Ch. Timberland’s Jakata

#9: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Check Marc

#10: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Nemesis

#11: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Mastercharge

#12: Ch. Kismet’s Heart Throb


Grand Victrix: Ch. Leiter’s Cross My Heart

#2: Ch. Jerr’s French Pastry

#3: Ch. Jo-San’s Ebony Gold

#4: Ch. Kashay v. Cypress

#5: Ch. Kolbrook’s Val D’Isere

#6: Ch. Su-Ro’s Ms. Tess True Heart

#7: Ch. Jo-Win’s Inca

#8: Katelyn-Farmil’s Remembrance

#9: Ch. Olympus Simply Irresistible Amber

#10: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Clarice

#11: Ch. Trafalgar’s Heat of the Night

#12: Ch. Sheerdeen’s Martina

#13: Ch. Bertalan’s Miss Sassafras

#14: Ch. Valmy’s Show Me The Way





National Specialty Show Results


Futurity/Maturity Bitches: Mr. Fredrick D. Migliore
Futurity/Maturity Dogs: Mr. Daniel L. Smith
Best & Opposite in Futurity/Maturity: Mr. Fredrick D. Migliore

Intersex: Dr. Carmen Battaglia
Dogs: Mr. Fredrick D. Migliore
Bitches: Mr. Daniel L. Smith

“On the plane, I thought about where our breed was going. Overall, I’m very pleased with our dogs today. All you have to do to appreciate our dogs of today is pick up a Review from the 50s and look at the style of those dogs.

I do feel, though that we have some problems to correct. In the last 10 years we have put so much importance on front reach and side gait that we have sacrificed physical and mental soundness, along with secondary sex characteristics, and so in the dog classes the best sidegait did not always win.”

~ Mr. Fredrick D. Migilore

” The breeders are to be congratualted, the quality of bitches continues to excell. Unfortuanately, we still have too many entries with looks and actions of unsreness which could be from lack of socialization, their breeding or both. Two classes had nearly 40% of the entry faulted for lack of correct character. This is tragic because several had excellent conformation but could not be considered because of this very preventable problem”

~ Mr. Daniel L. Smith

“Most of the bitches were properly coupled and proportioned. I thought that as a croup the males were at least as good as the bitches, perhaps better. Only two dogs were found to have incorrect bites or missing teeth. None had severe overbites or misaligned teeth. Though out the judging I kept sorting the groups for those with good German Shepherd character, good reach and strong drive from the rear, strong topline, with balance and feet that traveled close to the ground. In the end, those that were awarded Select met that criteria.”

~ Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia


Grand Victor: Ch. Inflight’s Spencer v Sandyhill

Grand Victrix: Ch. Jerr’s French Pastry

Winners Dog:  WeLove DuChien’s R-Man

Winners Bitch: Helmic Delaine T

Best Puppy: Ruperon’s Hobo Hero

Best In Futurity: Ch. Winsome’s Mariah Bear v Cypress

Best OS Futurity: WeLove DuChien’s R-Man

Best in Maturity: Ch. Kismet’s Heart Throb

Best OS Maturity: Werttemberg’s Boku  


Grand Victor: Ch. Inflight’s Spencer v Sandyhill

#2:Ch. Kismit’s Heart Throb

#3 Ch. Skyline’s Honduras

#4 Ch. Campaingner’s-Gatewood Uzi

#5 Ch. Topflight’s Laredo v Freeling

#6 Ch. Winning Way’s Chimo

#7 Ch. Scharo’s Spellbinder

#8 Ch. Omega’s American Express

#9 Ch. Bar-N’s Magnum v Destino

#10 Ch. Welove DuChien’s R-Man


Grand Victrix: Ch. Jerr’s French Pastry

#2: Ch. Winsome’s Mariah Bear v Cypress

#3: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Dominique

#4: Ch. Skylark’s Lady Jane

#5: Werttemberg’s Boku

#6: Helmic Delaine T

#7: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Carousel

#8: Ch. Hei-Kob Jorgseni’s Freedom

#9: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Clarice

#10: Ch. Final Fantasy of Nordlict

#11: Ch. Plainbrownwrapper v Jada-Edan




National Specialty Show Results

Grand Victor: Ch. Mar Haven’s Color Guard

Grand Victrix: Ch. Kate vom Cypress

Winners Dog: Kridler’s Quno v. Rowley

Winners Bitch: Dynamic’s B-Nadiana

Best Puppy: Castlehill’s Cuz I Want To

Best In Futurity:  Aramist’s Ivana of Kolbrook

Best OS Futurity: Hickoryhill’s Bull Durham

Best in Maturity: Ch. Yarmork’s Elvis

Best OS Maturity:  Woodhaven’s Midnight Reflection


Grand Victor: Ch. Mar Haven’s Color Guard

#2: Ch. Schokrest’s Denver

#3: Ch. Caraland’s Unlimited

#4: Ch. Kenlyn’s Illuminator v. Fran-Jo

#5: Ch. Kismet’s Heart Throb

#6: Ch. Windwalker’s Leroy Brown

#7: Ch. Landaleigh’s Quedo Vuelo

#8: Kridler’s Quino v. Rowley

#9: Ch. Yarmork’s Elvis

#10: Ch. Asgard’s Big Deal of Encore

#11: Ch. Robar’s Kalvin Koolidge

#12: Ch. Ponca Hill’s Jessie II



Grand Victrix: Ch. Kate vom Cypress

#2: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Clarice

#3: Ch. De Ray’s Sunshine v. Landmark

#4: Ch. Breauhausen’s Pretty Woman

#5: Dynamic’s B-Nadiana

#6: Ch. Kridler’s Que Sera Sera

#7: Ch. Werttemberg’s Boku

#8: Ch. Jagan’s Belle Starr

#9: Ch. Yarmork’s Flare of Chris-Mar

#10  Ch. Skyline’s Hidden Treasure

#11: Ch. Hi-Cliff’s High Hopes

#12: Ch. Walker’s Quatro Intwidemelah

#13: Ch. Long’s Peak Zima

#14: Amber’s Surprize of Olympus




National Specialty Show Results


Dogs: Kathleen Steen
Bitches: Helen Franklin
Intersex: Ralph Roberts

“As an overview of the entry, I must tell you that the depth of quality was superb in males. I noticed at last year’s National that quality in males was up. My Winners class was wonderful and exciting to see. In general my Winners looked like males, moved freely and with ease at a herding dog’s gait, had good heads, bone and feet. In classes the size that I judged, I could not bring myself to sacrifice the things that we need in this breed for just side gait. I wanted everything! Shouldn’t we all? On the downside, there were too many male dogs with poor temperament__I excused three and disqualified on. There were others that I did not place because they did not exhibit the type of temperament that our Standard calls for. In addition, we also seem to be breeding far too many slab-sided males, male with poor feet and bone, and dogs with snipey muzzles.

~ Kathleen Steen

“Overall temperament has improved in our breed but, unfortunately, I did have to excuse several dogs. When considering the number of dogs exhibited, those excused were but a small percentage. I felt the quality of many bitches was outstanding, and once again superior to the males. In many classes, placings far beyond fourth had top finishable animals. I’m also pleased to report that hocks have tightened up and coming and going has vastly improved over the past few years. When my Winners Class came into the ring, I applauded. I applauded you, the breeders and owners of these magnificent dogs. You have much to be proud of.”

~ Helen Franklin

Grand Victor:  Ch. Stoneway’s Uecker

Grand Victrix: Ch. Inflight’s Heaven Only Knows

Winners Dog: Schokrest Denver

Winners Bitch:  Esteem’s Luv Potion No Nine

Best Puppy: Hickory Hill’s Bull Durham

Best In Futurity: Aztec’s Kodak

Best OS Futurity: Jo-Win’s Remember Me v Kzre

Best in Maturity: Ch. LeBarland’s Cowgirl

Best OS Maturity: Ch. WeLove DuChien’s R-Man



Grand Victor:  Ch. Stoneway’s Uecker

#2: Ch. Topflight’s Laredo v Freeling

#3: Ch. Kismet’s Heart Throb

#4: Ch. Bredwel Jakester of Joelle

#5: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Egoiste

#6: Ch. Woodland Raintree Crackajack

#7: Ch. Welove DuChien’s R-Man

#8: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill Rem Sendaria

#9: Aztec’s Kodak


Grand Victrix:  Ch. Inflight’s Heaven Only Knows

#2:  Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Clarice

#3: Ch. Phil-Car’s Juliet

#4: Ch. Breauhausen’s Pretty Woman

#5: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Via of Basic Four

#6: Ch. Kashay v Cypress

#7: Ch. Woodside’s Future Vision

#8: Ch. Coastline’s Poison of Asgard

#9: Esteem’s Luv Potion No Nine




National Specialty Show Results


Intersex: Edmond Barritt
Dogs: Mr. Fran Ford
Bitches: Ms. Helen Gleason

“As you know, I am not into critiques. They seem to be repetitious and are the opinion of only one person. My personal evaluation of our breed today makes note of the seriousness of the scuffing and dragging of the rear feet, what so ever the problem is that causes that they con not properly follow through with ease of motion in the hind quarter due to their being so down on the bottom of their hocks. There were also a couple of dogs with really bad feet. And some shoulders that were far too far forward — not properly laid on. As a whole there were only two serious temperament problems– like dogs trying to bite.

There were very few missing teeth on the whole, which is why I didn’t get into that. Temperament overall has improved immensely. These are my opinions and I hope you start to take notice of the problems I observed Thank you again. Congratulation! We’re doing a good job, but we can always do better.”

~ Fran Ford

“In general the Breed is in good shape. Temperaments for the most part have greatly improved. Size may get to be a real problem in bitches if we are not careful. How many of our Bitches are 24″ and dogs 25″? Dentition – only three bitches with one missing tooth each. Bites are great. I worry about body length and what it is doing to toplines and transmission. We definitely need to address body length and aim for the 8 1/2 to 10 ratio that our standard calls for. Tails/Elbows – if you surgically correct them you are fooling no one but yourself. Feet and Pasterns. Concentrate on well-arched toes, thick pads.”

~ Helen Gleason


Grand Victor: Ch. Caralon’s Unlimited

Grand Victrix: Ch. Rallyn’s Que Sara of Starfire

Winners Dog: Eagle Valley’s Merick v Somerset

Winners Bitch: Eagle Valley’s Sofie

Best Puppy: Pilgrim Auld Lang Syne Todor

Best In Futurity: Castlehill’s ‘Cuz I Want To

Best OS Futurity: Highland Acre’s Charley v Kamedon

Best in Maturity: Utopia’s Gigolo

Best OS Maturity: Kridler’s Riviera v. Knaufhill


Grand Victor: Ch. Caralon’s Unlimited

#2: Ch. Welove DuChien’s R-Man

#3: Ch. Hickory Hill’s Bull Durham

#4: Ch. Kismet’s Heart Throb

#5: Ch. Rallyn’s Jaego CD

#6: Ch. Breauhausen’s Red October

#7: Ch. Cathlin’s Dante

#8: Ch. Scher-Lo’s Jr. Executive

#9: Ch. Landaleigh’s Quedo Vuelo

#10 Robar’s Kalvin Koolidge

#11 Eagle Valley’s Merick v Somerset

#12 Ch. Kohom’s Going Places

#13 Ch. Kridler’s Quino v. Rowley

#14 Ch. Rivendell’s Desperado


Grand Victrix: Ch. Rallyn’s Que Sara of Starfire

#2: Ch. Jo-Win’s Remember Me-V-Kraz

#3: Castlehill’s ‘Cus I Want To

#4: Ch. Winsome’s Fettucini v. Cypress

#5: Ch. Debonair’s Scarlet Letter

#6: Ch. Estem’s Luv Potion No. Nine

#7: Ch. Debonair’s Audrey Rose

#8: Ch. Amber’s Sweet Smile

#9: Ch. Windchime vom Sonnenbachtal

#10: Ch. Jagan’s Belle Starr

#11: Ch. Caralon’s Elite QED Can Do

#12: Olympus Simply Irrepressible

#13: Ch. Ponca Hill’s Demi

#14: Eagle Valley’s Sofie




National Specialty Show Results


Intersex: Fred Migliore
Dogs: Charlotte LaRosa
Bitches: Rita Sandell

“There were so many good dogs. The entry was filled with quality. No problems of temperament, except one owner-handler whose dog seemed unprepared. No dentition problems worth concern. Some puppies lacked masculinity and good feet but the adults were amazingly sound and competitive as a while ears were mostly acceptable.

The biggest problem I had was with the dogs and handlers wanting to run so fast. I like spirited performances but I was looking for trotters that traveled close to the ground instead of “fliers”

~ Charlotte LaRosa

“I had some beautiful bitches shown under me. I feel we have imporved hindquarters and temperament. Did not have many mouth or bite problems. Areas that we need to improve are feet and croups. It was such an honor to judge the American German Shepherd Dog. I would like to thank the membership for electing me.”

~ Rita Sandell

“I had nightmares thinking about the surface the dogs would be shown on. But in fact, it was more than acceptable. It was very unforgiving to front faults, feet and pastern faults and any weakness in back, but kind to the “foot draggers.” Even at that, I had a couple drag their feet in the dirt.

The overall quality was excellent in both dogs and bitches. As usual, a little better in bitches. The most prevalent faults I encountered were lack of pronounced secondary sex characteristics, poor feet, poor pasterns, and a lack of follow through in the rear (we refer to this as “locked hocks.” I don’t agree with this terminology).

Temperaments, for what you can determine in about 30 seconds, were good with the exception of a few in both sexes. Front reach and side gaits were very, very good. Going away has improved quite a bit. We still have a problem coming at you. Croups were a bit steep and a bit short in about half the entry.

For my Select Dog and Bitches I had to decide: do I make 20+ dog and 20 + bitches Select (which would have cheapened the title)? Or should I be super critical and cut it down? As you know, I presented 11 Selects in both Dogs and Bitches. I hope everyone reading these critique understands that where I criticize is where these animals deviate from perfection. None are poor in any respect.”

~ Fred Migilore


Grand Victor: Ch. WeLove DuChien’s R-MAN

Grand Victrix: Ch. Winsome’s Fettucini v. Cypress

Winners Dog: Star K’s Valentino

Winners Bitch: Ch. Blue Moon’s Runaround Sue

Best Puppy: Sharoki’s Brushed Demin

Best Opposite Sex Puppy:  Sandstone’s Madison Avenue

Best In Futurity: Ch. Dream Weaver’s Morning Mist

Best OS Futurity: Ch. Jo-Win’s Main Street

Best in Maturity: Ch. Castlehill’s Cuz I Want To HIC

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Gonvi Ruklakar’s Manny


Grand Victor: Ch. WeLove DuChien’s R-MAN

#2: Ch. Rallyn’s Jaego CD

#3: Ch. Gonvi Ruklakar’s Manny

#4: Ch. Breauhausen’s Red October

#5: Ch. Ben-Jo’s Surprixe Package

#6: Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Check Marc

#7: Ch. Tangelwood’s Joshua of Kengin

#8: Ch. Sunnydae Chaska Three D

#9: Trafalgar’s Nightraider Kismet

#10 Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill’s Flying Tiger

#11 Ch. Survival’s Kool Running


Grand Victrix: Ch. Winsome’s Fettucini v. Cypress

#2: Ch. Castlehill’s Cuz I Want To HIC

#3: Ch. Dream Weaver’s Morning Mist

#4: Ch. Blue Moon’s Runaround Sue

#5: Ch. Carousel Farm’s Samantha

#6: Ch. Ponca Hill’s Willow

#7: Sharobi’s Design by Mitchell

#8: Ch. Chablis Cuervo Gold Inflight

#9: Ch. Trafalgar’s Nightheat Kismet

#10: Ch. Ken-Delaine’s Via of Basic Four

#11: Ch. Kridler’s Que Sera Sera


National Specialty Show Results


 Helen Franklin – Futurity and Maturity Dogs
 Joan Fox – Futurity and Maturity Bitches
Joan Fox – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Dogs
  Helen Franklin – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Bitches

Intersex:  Joseph Bihari

“The quality was deeper and more uniform in bitches. The dog class was more diversified.

I was very pleased with the bitches’ uniformity and depth of quality. I found no major temperament problems, no light eyes, no bad bites. We’ve improved on the rear angulation and I didn’t see many locked hocks or looseness going away.

In the majority of both sexes, I found the sex characteristics well pronounced, but I would like to see some improvement on stronger heads and ear sets. I saw some soft back, sloping and flat croups with high tail sets and a couple of dead tails.

Feet and pasterns were good; hocks and stifles were short and well curved. The biggest problem that I observed in both sexes was the front assembly. The majority have a fifty degree or more long straight shoulder blade, and short upper arm laying back under the body. This causes the action below the middle of the body to make the elbow look like it is throwing out and causing lack of reach.

I’ve observed our breed for the last 50 years, and I still say we’ve come a long way. In the last 50 years we’ve improved in all areas, but no matter how close we get to perfection, we still have to do improvement. I call it repair, because every bloodline and every popular stud dog will produce virtues and faults. We have to pay attention when we select a breeding pair in order to correct the major problems that we are seeing today.

It will help us to improve our breed if we breed with an open mind at all times and if we can look at our dog objectively, see the virtues in other people’s dogs, and recognize and admit the faults on our own dogs.”

~ Joseph Bihari

The superb quality of my entry was a tremendous compliment. My Winners class was breath taking and a tribute to the many fine breeding programs in this country. I have three main criteria when judging, and due to the depth of quality I was able to find these attributes in abundance and reward them.

A. TEMPERAMENT: What other quality is more important in our breed? all of my placings exhibited sound temperament on a loose lead. Some over zealous double handling created a bad impression on a few animals and so I checked more than once. The look in the eyes tells all when they regard you. It was disappointing to have excused four dogs for displaying bad character. I had a number of dogs that I warranted unsound, some well trained, and I merely excused them in the first cut. Our breed still needs improvement in this area.

B. MASCULINITY: Beyond displaying proper character, this is first and foremost. This does not mean tall and leggy but rather those that are substantial in body, bone, and head with that wonderful “stallion” quality. I had some lovely side gaiting dogs that I could not place due to their lack of masculinity.

C. TRANSMISSION: Proper motion can only be achieve by a dog that has correct feet and pasterns, drives off a strong rear with short hocks, has a gradually sloping croup that leads into a short hard back, and has a proper opening of shoulder. These qualities allow the animal to have an extended side gait while keeping the feet close to the ground.

Unfortunately I saw a number of dogs that were either too long in loin or had backs that were soft or excessive in length and croups that were short and or flat. A large number of exhibits had a two piece appearance, lacked secondary sex characteristics and were short in upper arm, upright in shoulder and lifted in motion”

~ Joan Fox

“In terms of both the quality of dogs exhibited and size of entry, this was perhaps the biggest and best National Specialty in the last 20 years. While a National of this magnitude is fun for the spectator, it can be heartbreaking for the exhibitor because more often than not, the 5th through perhaps 10th dog in line or higher, was of superior quality and definitely deserving of both honors and recognition. I guarantee that many of the bitches that did not place in the first four will both finish their championships and go even higher, such was the quality of the entry. Those that did place, did so because of their over all extraordinary attributes and performance on that day, and at that given moment in time.

A “field of Dreams” within a “Field of Dreams”. So much is riding on those few minutes of the judge’s undivided attention that an error at the wrong moment in handling or double handling may cause hopes, hard work, and dreams to become suddenly dashed. Owners calling their dogs and causing them to distort themselves in motion, handlers moving their dogs too fast or on a tight lead against the judges explicit instructions are but a few of the problems that might cost a placing. “If you can’t see them, you can’t judge them” Unlike those sitting in the stands who are able to view many; if not all of the dogs all of the time, the judge’s range of vision is limited due to the close proximity. One of my own dogs loved to “pace” only when the judge was watching, but looked fantastic the rest of the time around the ring. We have all been there.”

Overall impressions in the bitch classes were as follows: temperament improved, more medium brown eyes than dark brown eyes, better shoulder openings and front reach, backs remained the same or improved slightly, some very good but several with looseness over the croup, improvement in pigment, problems increasing in locked hocks overly long hocks and stifles, thus creating unsoundness going away with some rear toe dragging, a larger variance in overall breed type, some decline in heads, ears, and expression.

An important note about the winners and loser; the REAL WINNERS exiting the ring were those dogs that received a hug, many pets and joyous thanks and appreciation from their owners, no matter “if” or “where” they ended up in the ribbons.

~ Helen Franklin

Grand Victrix: Ch. Aramist’s Ivana of Kolbrook

Grand Victor: Ch Hickoryhill’s Bull Durham TC, HIC

Winners Dog: Marquin’s Extra Extra

Winners Bitch: Ch. Pilgrim’s Kellie Jollie T’Hill

Best Puppy: Hayschill’s Cole Younger

Best Opposite Sex Puppy:  Azuma-Cinnabar Olivia 

Best In Futurity: Carico’s Annie Oakley

Best OS Futurity: Survival’s Tuff Decision

Best in Maturity: Ch Winsome’s Woody Bearelson PT

Best Opposite in Maturity: Ch Dream Weaver’s Morning Mist

Obedience Victor: Germantown’s O’ Jager von Hust UD 

Herding Victor:  HCh. Fluorescence vom Insel CD, HX

~Select Animals ~


Grand Victor: Ch. Hickoryhill’s Bull Durham TC HIC

#2: Ch. Jag of Fran-Jo

#3: Ch. Nu Eratragicallyhip Braveheart

#4: Ch. Riverdell’s Black Ice

#5: Ch. Gonvi Ruklakar’s Manny

#6: Ch. Pinebucks Kidd Carson

#7: Ch. Sanremo Starbucks In Motion

#8: Ch. Rockannand’s Patent

#9:  Marquin’s Extra Extra

#10 Ch. Sunnydae Chaska Three D

#11: Ch. Gonvi Ruklakar’s Cash

#12: Ch. Weicho’s Flash Dance

#13: Ch. Winaki’s Hanzel Apfelsine TC


Grand Victrix: Ch. Aramist’s Ivana of Kolbrook

#2: Ch. Jecoda Keylis Jest ‘N Thyme TC

#3: Ch. Survival’s Running On Air

#4: Ch. Blue Moon’s Runaround Sue

#5: Ch. Jagan’s Belle Starr

#6: Ch. Dream Weaver’s Morning Mist

#7: Ch. Gonvi Ruklakar’s Carmen

#8: Ch. Caralon’s QED A Cut Above

#9: Ch. Tania Guzman

#10: Ch. Eko-Lan’s Havoc v Merivern

#11: Ch. Jo-Win’s Remember Me v Krze

#12: Pilgrim Kellie Jolly T’Hill

Conditional Dog:  Ch Jo-San’s Kismet’s Flashfire, CD

Veteran Dog:  Ch Rockannand’s Integra

Condtional Bitch: Ch Glendhenmere’s Dandelion Days

Veteran Bitch: Ch Skylark’s Lady Jane


National Specialty Show Results



Lew Bunch –  for Futurity and Maturity Dogs
Joseph LaRosa –  for Futurity and Maturity 
  Joseph LaRosa – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Dogs

Lew Bunch – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Bitches

Intersex:  Jack Newton

“I had the honor of judging the Intersex competition at the 2001 National Specialty. I consider being elected to judge this show as the highest honor that a Shepherd specialist can receive. I thank the membership for it.

The entry was of very high quality in both sexes. This required some hard decisions to be made in separating the dogs as there were so many good ones. I sometimes hear complaints of poor quality at our National. Believe me, we can be very proud of the dogs that were shown at the 2001 show.

General impressions: Overall temperament was very good. I think that the loose lead examination has helped to improve temperament in the dogs shown at our National. I commend our Temperament Chairman Bob Penny for his pursuit of this requirement.

Overall mouths were good. I found only two entries with missing teeth. There were a few level bites but also some very good bites. Coming and going was surprisingly good. I did not see many loose rears or faulty fronts. I have to believe that we have made some progress in this regard.

Over the past three decades we have heard many complaints about male heads being too narrow. Well, male heads are back. There were many dogs in this entry with beautiful, large, masculine heads.

All animals critiqued displayed good temperaments, had full mouths, and no serious faults coming and going.

There were so many quality bitches in this class that I hated excusing some of them., Others could have received a Select rating too, but if we designate a very large number of Selects we dilute the importance of the award.”

~ Mr. Jack Newton



Grand Victor:  Ch. Survival’s Tuff Decision TC

Grand Victrix: Ch. Lindenhill’s Voodoo Lilly

Winners Dog:  Wayside’s Honky Tonk Man

Winners Bitch: TR’s Quinella v Kenlyn

Best Puppy: Cypress Willowlake Kharizma

Best Opposite Sex Puppy:  Cross Timber’s Cargogh Clihu

Best In Futurity: Lace of Lou-Ro

Best OS Futurity: Chablis’ Piano Man of Coda

Best in Maturity: Ch. Carob’s Tina of Bihari

           Best OS Maturity: Ch. Lindenhill’s Hayabusa

Obedience Victrix/Elite Obedience Award:  
OTCH Blitzen’s Kantele of Ashmead UDX 

Herding Victor: 
HTCh. Mississippi Rip HXAs OPNds HRD-III HTD-III 

~Select Animals~


Grand Victor:  Ch. Survival’s Tuff Decision TC

#2: Ch.  Pinebuck’s Kidd Carson

#3: Ch.  Marquin’s Xtra! Xtra!

#4: Ch.  Sanremo Starbuck’s In Motion

#5: Ch.  Jag of Fran-Jo

#6: Ch.  Joelle’s Alvin v Norberge

#7: Ch. Welove DuChien’s Rollins 

#8: Ch.  Lindenhill’s Hayabusa

#9: Ch.  Utopia’s Meet Joe Black

#10 Wayside’s Honky Tonk Man

#11: Ch. Weicho’s Summer Palace

#12: Ch.  Sandmark’s Del Rio

#13: Ch. Backacher’s Ruggiero v Milo


Grand Victrix: Ch. Lindenhill’s Voodoo Lily

#2: Ch.  Survival’s Running On Air

#3: Ch.  Debonair’s Scarlet Letter

#4: Ch. Kaleef’s Silver Charm of Tabu

#5: Ch.  Carob’s Tina of Bihari

#6: Ch.  Utopia’s Cliche

#7: Ch. Utopia’s Blast From The Past

#8: Ch. Darby Dan’s Eve

#9: Ch.  Delta v Almanya

#10  Lace of Lo-Rou

#11: Ch.  Clayfield Zahara v Castlehill HT, TC

#12: Mein  Schatz Bacall v Bo-Hem


2002 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Dogs – Mr Micheal Chaloux for Futurity and Maturity Dogs
Bitches – Mr John F DeHope for Futurity and Maturity Bitches
Dogs – Mr. John F DeHope – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Dogs
Bitches – Mr Micheal Chaloux – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Bitches

Intersex:  Edmond Barritt

“My intention was to select good solid well-constructed one-piece animals who were coordinated movers. I believe I did this with what was there. It thought the quality was somewhat even and that there were a few animals that didn’t go Select that could have. I gave – some would say — a few too many Selects. But in my mind I had a problem eliminating some. There really wasn’t a great deal of difference between the later Selects and some of the animals nearer the front.

In conclusion let me say that we still seem to be having problems with correct follow-through (locked-up rears) and also with toe-scuffers, which is related. In my opinion many do not fully understand what a good dog should do with his rear when in motion. I had four decent animals that had missing teeth that didn’t go Select.

Overall the quality was more even than I recall. A few standouts but mostly even throughout.”

~Edmond Barritt

(For a more detailed listing of this year’s National results click here)

Grand Victor:  Ch. Marquin’s X-tra X-tra

Grand Victrix: Ch. Jecoda Keylis Just In Thyme

Winners Dog:  Cross Timber’s Cargogh Clihu 

Winners Bitch: Trafalgar’s Pacific Chai 

Best Puppy: Utopia’s Tanqueray of Nordlicht 

Best Opposite Sex Puppy:  Kaleef St. Lucia v Kenlyn 

Best In Futurity: Ch. Karagin’s Hoodlum of Castlehill 

Best OS Futurity:  Amber’s Heartbreaker

Best in Maturity:  Ch. Schaztmar’s Just Right 

           Best OS Maturity:  Ch. Mar Haven’s And The Beat Goes On

Obedience Victrix:
OTCH. Noonmark Della Vopo UDX, MX, MXJ


Herding Victor: 
HCH.Mississippi  RIP HX

~Select Animals~

Select 2: Ch. Kridler’s Ruby v Highland Acres
Select 2: Ch. Lindenhill’s Hayabusa
Select 3: Ch. TR’s Quinessential v Kenlyn
Select 3: Ch. Marhaven’s And The Best Goes On
Select 4: Ch. Crosswind’s Wild Irish Rose
Select 4: Ch. Elvaston’s Southern Byrne
Select 5: Ch. Debonair’s Surpirze Package
Select 5: Ch. Jo Win’s Concho
Select 6: Ch. Utopia’s Cliche
Select 6: Ch. Kismet’s Sight For Sore Eyes
Select 7: Ch. Caruousel’s Jill v Cypress
Select 7: Ch. Pinebuck’s Kidd Carson
Select 8: Ch. Acara’s Mini-Me
Select 8: Ch. Zoni’s Kurt Russel
Select 9: Ch. Alfaro’s Cupid of Stormfield
Select 9: Ch. Steinthal’s Night Moves
Select 10: Ch. Kenja’s Over the Rainbow
Select 10: Ch. Witmer’s Jamiroquai
Select 11: Ch. Delta v Almanya
Select 11: Ch. Kurdel’s St. Nick v Backachers
Select 12: Ch. Pilgrim’s Kellie Jolly T Hill
Select 12:  Ch. Cathlin’s Tobruk HT
Select 13: Ch. Shelby’s Chimes of Asgard
Select 13: Ch. Chablis’ Piano Man of Coda
Select 14: Ch. Mein Schatz Bacall v Bo-Heim
Select 14: Ch. Divna’s Jerry
Select 15: Trafalgar’s Pacific Chai
Select 15: Ch. Winsome’s Woody Bearelson
Select 16: Ch. Hickory Hill’s Wild West v Pilgrim
Select 17: Ch. Sirius Park’s Worth The Trip
Select 18: Ch. Cross Timber’s Cargogh Clihu


2003 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Dogs – Mrs. Helen Gleason for Futurity and Maturity Dogs
Bitches – Ms. Cappy Pottle e for Futurity and Maturity Bitches

Dogs – Ms. Cappy Pottle- 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Dog

Bitches – Mrs. Helen Gleason – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Bitches

Intersex:  Dave Rinke

“The quality was deep throughout the dog classes and I was very pleased with my Winners Class that brought together the variance of size and proportions in the entry. As with breeding and judging dogs, temperament and character come first and to emphasize this inalienable breed ideal, I judge all the dogs on a loose leash when they first come into the ring and have not had the chance to become ring friendly . I am happy to say that I only had a few dogs that did not display good temperament and I had few dogs with mouth problems. Mouth problems are anything other than strong jaws, complete dentition and a scissors bite. I had a couple of good dogs with bites bordering on undershot. Ears could have been stronger in the younger classes. I emphasize the need to standardize dog size and proportions. No matter how well a dog moves, it must look like a m ale if it is one. I saw too many dogs that need shortening up in the middle piece (back and loin). Some were too high on leg and a few too short. All this gives inconsistency to the overall picture of breed type.”

~ Cappy Pottle
Judge Dog Classes

“Overview: Temperaments are fine but some of the gals definitely needed more exposure as they were not as self-confident as they should have been.”

~ Helen Gleason


Grand Victor:   Ch. Marquin’s Xtra! Xtra!

Grand Victrix:  Ch. Kridler’s Ruby v Highland Acres

Winners Dog:  Rosewood’s Maestro

Winners Bitch:  Jerrwen’s Madison Avenue

Best Puppy:  Keylis Purple Rain

Best Opposite Sex Puppy:  Stonewall’s Fast Lane

Best In Futurity:  Stonehedge Jack of All Trades

Best OS Futurity:  Elite Design Chelsey v Tyran

Best in Maturity: Ch. Karagin’s Hoodlum of Castlehill

Best OS Maturity: Stylistic Liberty V Chablis



Obedience Victrix:
Ch. De Brut’s Moonshadow, UDX, OA, OAJ

owned by Lori Nickeson


Herding Victor: 

~Select Animals~

Select 2: Ch. Wayside’s Honky Tonk Man
Select 2: Ch. Tamar’s Panache
Select 3: Ch. Lindenhill’s Hayabusa
Select 3: Woodcliff’s BB by Caretti
Select 4: Ch. Mar Haven’s And The Beat Goes On TC
Select 4:Elite Design Chelsey v Tyran
Select 5: Ch. Jake of Fran Jo Anne Isle
Select 5: Ch. Carousel Farms Jill v Cypress TC
Select 6: Ch. Elvaston’s Southern Byrne
Select 6: Kismet’s Pretty Lies N Alibis
Select 7: Ch. Karagin’s Hoodlum of Castlehill
Select 7: Hickory Hill’s Brickhouse Sirius Park
Select 8: Ch. Marquis’ Gladiator
Select 8: Ch. Trafalgar’s Pacific Chai
Select 9: Rosewood’s Maestro
Select 9: Jerrwen’s Madison Avenue
Select 10: Ch. Trafalgar’s Premium Blend
Select 10: Ch. Acara’s Mini Me
Select 11: Ch. Utopia’s Tanqueray of Nordlicht
Select 12: Ch. Steinthal’s Night Moves
Select 13: Ch. Siruis Park’s Worth The Trip
Conditional Dog:
Conditional Bitch: Dusky Sally Zuapfelsine HT
Veteran Dog 7 – 9: Ch. Kansten’s Ducati PT HT TC
Veteran Bitch 7 to 9: Solana’s Luro’s Gypsy Wind TC
Veteran Dog 9 and Over: Ch. Von Keith’s Raptor
Veteran Bitch 9 and Over: Ch. Jecoda Keystone Alexandra




2004 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Dogs – Mrs. Rita Sandel for Futurity and Maturity Dogs
Bitches – Ms. Gloria Birch for Futurity and Maturity Bitches

Dogs – Ms. Gloria Birch– 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Dog

Bitches -Mrs. Rita Sandell – 6 – 9 mos to open classes – Bitches

Intersex: Mrs. Joan Fox

“Overall, it was a delight to be judging. I loved seeing males that looked like males. So many had beautiful heads without being coarse. I had very few dogs with missing teeth or bad bites. A few dogs did not have short strong backs. The breed looked pretty good to me. It was truly the thrill of a lifetime, and to top it all off my mother was able to be there and watch me judge. I feel truly blessed.”

~ Gloria Birch

STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN OUR BREED: Less length. We are getting too much overall length. Croups. Most are too short. Tails. My theory is that we could possibly have a spine problem. A limited supply of blood to the tail could cause numbness. People experience this with spine problems cause numbness to the lower extremities. Because I am seeing this problem a lot, we need to determine the cause.”

~ Rita Sandell

“Select is a very special award and one not to be given lightly. I was honored to have so many gorgeous dogs exhibited to me and to be able to award 10 Selects to animals that met the criteria and keep the integrity of the title.
Almost all the entries were masculine with good to rich color, strong heads, correct proportions, heard backs and nice croup lines, and good strong oval bones. The improvements made by breeders in these areas and in overall type is so commendable. Size did vary somewhat but all who took the top awards were unquestionably male!
I had only a few that were a bit soft in back, lacked under-drive or bounced over the loin and croup. These showed up immediately on a loose lead. Coming and going was amazingly good and I really appreciated the depth of body and correct ribbing and prosternums! I saw few faulty feet but some were let-down in pasterns and showed softness when coming at me. Going away was wonderful and tow dragging was minimal.
Side gait was better than I have seen for a few years. The ability of so many dogs to over ground smoothly on a a loose lead was truly a wonderful sight for those that cherish the herding ability of our breed.
Temperament was good to outstanding with only one dog that I questioned. He was young and recovered fully upon reexamination. Unfortunately, I also had to disqualify one male that did try to bite me. He made light contact.
Overall, I think we are in good shape in males again, with a diversity of bloodlines to choose from.”

~ Joan Fox


Grand Victor:   Ch. Mar Haven’s And The Beat Goes On

Grand Victrix: Ch. Hickory Hill’s Godiva Sirius Park

Winners Dog:  TR’s Antonio

Winners Bitch:  Chantilly’s Holiday Compadre

Best Puppy:  You Ain’t Seen Nuthin Yet of Edan


Best Opposite Sex Puppy:  Jeza’s Talladega

Best In Futurity:  Marquin’s Double Trouble

Best OS Futurity:  TR’s Antonio

Best in Maturity:  Select Ex. Ch. Woodcliff’s BB by Caretti

Best OS Maturity: WeLove DuChien’s Harrison



Obedience Victrix:

Shadowland’s Sweet Spirit UD
owned by Carol Davis


Herding Victrix:
PAM HCh. DeBrut’s Kiss Me Kate Windridge UD, TD, HSAs, HIS NAP
owner/handler Sheryl Evans




~Select Animals~

Select Excellent #2 Ch. Wayside’s Honky Tonk Man
Select #2 Ch. Jagan’s Happyanunoit
Select Excellent #3 Ch.. Altana’s Outlaw
Select Excellent #3 Ch. Jerrwen’s Malibu Breeze
Select Excellent #4 Ch. Cross Timber’s Cargogh Clihu
Select #4 Ch. Carousel Farm’s Jill v Cypress
Select #5 Ch. Danka’s Dream Catcher v Stoyland
Select #5 Ch. Do Si Do of Oh My
Select Excellent #6 Ch. Bil-Mar’s Here Comes Trouble
Select #6 Ch. Padala’s Windswept Karma
Select Excellent #7 Ch. WeLove DuChien’s Patriot
Select Excellent #7 Ch. Kagen’s Two To Tango
Select #8 Ch. Fonseca’s Y2K Survivor Jo Mar
Select Excellent #8 Ch. Rivendell’s Magnolia
Select #9 Ch. Lenlor’s Maximus
Select Excellent #9 Ch. Jerrwen’s Madison Avenue
Select #10 TR’s Antonio
Select #10 Ch. Aramist Yazmine of Bodega
Conditional Dog
Conditional Bitch: Carousel Farms Caisson TD,PT,OA,NAJ,NAP,NJP,TC
Veteran’s Dog 7 to 9: Ch. Hi/Lo’s Stormy Nights
Veteran’s Bitch 7 to 9: Ch. Tripphill’s Dream Spinner
Veteran’s Dog 9 & Over:
Veteran’s Bitch 9 & Over: Ch. Kansten’s Britten HT, PT, TC



2005 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Futurity and Maturity Dogs – Mrs. Debra Ann Hokkanen
Futurity and Maturity Bitches
 – Mrs. Barbara Amidon
Dogs – 
Mrs. Barbara Amidon – 6 – 9 mos to open classes
Bitches -Mrs. Debra Ann Hokkanen – 6 – 9 mos to open classes

Intersex: Mr. Ken Downing

“As a whole, the males were definitely males. Masculinity has continued to improve along with pigment. Backs were strong and proper which is so important to proper transmission. We have come a long way in temperament in the past few years. All males passed the temperament evaluation. I did have a few dogs that had a problem with proper follow through in the rear and dragged their toes trying to get underneath themselves and also completely opening up in the rear when gaiting. There were a few faulty tails, some lifting when gaiting and soft pasterns with poor feet. I do not mean to indicate that these were rampant problems. In fact, I did not see a many of these problems as I have noticed in the past and feel they are improving. We must be vigilant in these areas as the German Shepherd Dog is a herding dog and these type of problems will prohibit prolonged gaiting with proper transmission.

The bitches. My, oh my, what a beautiful group of ladies! Good pigment, very feminine, strong backs with proper proportion, and the balanced which is so important in transmission. Again, all the bitches passed the temperament evaluation. I did have a few of the problems in the bitches that I have previously mentioned in the males.

All of the Selects earned their placing with a sustained performance. They all represent what we look for in a German Shepherd Dog — correct structure, temperament, and the look of eagles which sets the German Shepherd Dog apart from all other breeds. I was happy with each and every one.”

~ Mr. Ken Downing

“Our males seem to have better heads, and are not as extreme overall. Not tons of quality, but some good ones in each class. A problem I see is dead tails. This is not just a fault, but is a serious health problem with the spine. This must be addressed.”

~ Barbara Amidon

Grand Victor: Ch. Wayside’s Honky Tonk Man

Grand Victrix: Ch. Falcon’s Welove Liberty

Winners Dog:  Scher-Lo’s Rogue of Karizma

Winners Bitch:  Marquis’ Here I Am v Surgio

Best Puppy: Eagle Valley’s Crusader 


Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Soaring Softly of Heinerburg 

Best In Futurity: Marquis’ Here I Am v Surigo

Best OS Futurity: Nikrees Summer Premiere

Best in Maturity Ch. TR’s Antonio

Best OS Maturity: Karizma’s Liberia von Loar

Obedience Victrix:


Burl Oaks Mystic Incantation UDX, OA, OAJ
owned by Catherine and Michael Los


Herding Victrix:




~ Select Animals ~
Grand Victor: Ch. Wayside’s Honky Tonk Man
Grand Victrix Ch. Falcon’s Welove Liberty
Select Excellent #2. Ch. Castlehill-Miterhaun Tuff Enuf
Select #2. Ch. Cathlin Azeri of Hallmark

Select Excellent #3: Ch. Braunhaus Samurai

Select #3 Ch. Jagan’s Happyanunoit
Select Excellent #4: Ch. Trafalgar’s Premium Blend
Select #4 Ch. DePahl’s Brandy
Select Excellent #5: Ch. Welove DuChien’s Rollins
Select #5. Ch. Kaleef’s Geneva Aeval-Achtung
Select Excellent #6: Ch. WeLove DuChien’s Harrison
Select #6. Ch. Jerrwen’s Madison Ave
Select Excellent #7:Ch. Keylis Purple Rain
Select #7.Ch. Elite Design Chelsey v Tyran
Select Excellent #8: Ch. Bil-Mar’s Here Comes Trouble
Select #8. Spotlight Cloverlyn April Fool
Select #9: Ch. TR’s Antonio
Select Excellent #9. Ch. Castlehill’s Tuff Cookie HT, PT
Select #10: Ch. Jake of Fran-Jo Anne-Isle
Select #10. Marquis’ Here I Am v Surgio
Select #11: Ch. Lindenhill’s Voodoo Drums
Select #11. Ch. Kaleef’s Gracie v Kenlyn
Select #12: Scher-Lo’s Rogue of Karizma
Select #12. Ch. Breal’s Easy Does It
Conditional Dog: Ch. Lee-Ray-Apfelsine Rocka M’Soul, HT
Conditional Bitch: N/A
Veteran Dog 7 to 9: Ch. Welove DuChien’s Rollins
Veteran Bitch 7 to 9: Ch. Rowland’s Cure For Love CD TC
Veteran Dog over 9: Ch. “The Preacher”
Veteran Bitch over 9: Ch. Todorhaus Sugar Magnolia


2006 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show



Futurity and Maturity Dogs – Mr. Dan Smith
Futurity and Maturity Bitches
 – Ms. Jamie Walker
Dogs – 
Ms. Jamie Walker – 6 – 9 mos to open classes
Bitches Mr. Dan Smith – 6 – 9 mos to open classes

Intersex: Ms. Helen Franklin

“I believe that this years Selects are all outstanding examples of our breed and I am so proud to have been able to be a part of their careers. When I judge, “I put them in the order I put them in my car.” I needed a train this year. I chose dogs with a combination of gorgeous breed type, curves rather than angles, combined with exceptional side gait. I require depth of body without being leggy, a marked prosternum, correct ribbing, and one continuous smooth line extending down the neck to the wither, over the straight back, and gently sloping down through the tail. A good croup is essential. One select dog and one select bitch lacked some of the breed type I usually require but because of their outstanding ability to open at the shoulder and cover the ground, they could not be ignored.

Many remarked that the bitches were once again superior this year. I feel differently notine that there were several really good males. I felt that this year was one of the best I’ve seen for dogs in both breed type, coming and going and beautiful reaching side gait. I saw better backs and toplines, better heads, and much more substance. Several of the Select dogs could be called “stallion dogs” especially Alvinnnnn.

The Select dogs changed position several times becuase each had such great qualities to offer. It was difficult decision and in the end, the Grand Victor could not be denied. Working his way up, he was the beautiful all-male dog I had been looking for that moved magnificently with rarely seen suspending side gait. Once again these were all really good dogs. It would do them a disservece to compare or criticize only very minor faults.”

~ Helen Franklin

“Overall, I believe we are starting to clean up the rears in our dogs. With some exceptions there were fewer locked hocks and toe-draggers than we have seen in the past. Temperament was very good with only three animals having to be excused. Secondary sex characteristics were excellent as were the number of dark to black eyes. Pigment was excellent in almost all of the dogs. With only one or two exceptions, all had good bites and full dentition. We still need to work on fronts as there were many dogs who were extending from the elbow as opposed to a full shoulder opening. We are still seeing several dead or altered tails.

~ Jamie Walker

“As most of you know I have been to Germany many times in the last 18 years, and attended their Sieger show each time. In my opinion we have the best bitches in the world right here in the USA. There are great bitches on both sides of the ocean, but a culmination of bloodlines and the talent of our breeders here have given us a consistency of high excellent quality bitches.

There has been a lot of talk about the length of our dogs. What I’ve seen in 90% of the entries were dogs of good or excellent proportions, that is 85% as high at the wither as they are long. What I’ve also seen is that our breed has many large size entries that have grown beyond the desired 22-24 inch bitch and the 24-26 inch male. These larger entries have more length of loin, and back, otherwise they would look freakish being tall at the withers and short in body.

Lastly, in my critiques you will probably notice the same description on many entries, that is due to the great consistency in type and quality of our great bitches.”

~ Dan Smith

Grand Victor: Ch. Trafalgar’s Premium Blend

Grand VictrixCh. Castlehilll’s Tuff Cookie

Winners Dog:   Marquis’ Stealing the Show

Winners Bitch:  Shadyrock’s Dancing Doll

Best Puppy: Yoncalla’s Make My Day v Lealynn


Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Jagan-Karagin Happysaysitall

Best In Futurity: Eagle Valley’s Crusader

Best OS FuturityMarquis’ Blonde Bombshell

Best in Maturity: Ch. WeLove DuChien’s Army of One

Best OS Maturity: Rivendell’s Start The Commotion

Obedience Victrix:

owned by


Herding Victrix:




~ Select Animals ~
Grand Victor: Ch. Trafalgar’s Premium Blend
Grand Victrix Ch. Castlehilll’s Tuff Cookie
Select Excellent #2.Ch. Karagin’s Hoodlum of Castlehill
Select #2. Excellent Ch. Jagan’s Happyunoit

Select Excellent #3: Ch. Keylis Purple Rain

Select #3 Excellent Ch. Ch. Riverdell’s Sart the Commotion
Select #4: Ch. Lindenhill’s Vinnie the Viper
Select #4 Ch. Kaleef’s Geneva Aeval-Achtung
Select #5: Ch. Willimar’s Guns N Roses Shadow Valley
Select #5. Ch. Kaleef’s Jezebel
Select #6: Ch. Joelle’s Diamond Da Vinci
Select #6. Excellent Ch. Marquis Here I am v Surigo
Select Excellent #7: Ch. Utopia’s Let Freedom Ring TC
Select #7. Ch. Whiteside’s Love and Freedom
Select #8: Ch. Woodside’s The Real Deal
Select #8. Ch. Jerrwen’s Madison Avenue
Select Excellent #9: Ch. Altana’s Outlaw HIT
Select #9. Ch. Kaleef’s Jade of Tamar
Select Excellent #10: Ch. Aramist’s Zillion Dollar Guy
Select #10. Excellent Ch. Mariner’s Jenny from the Block
Select Excellent #11: Ch. Keylis The Big Red Dog
Select #12: Ch. TR’s Antonio
Select #13: Ch. Joelle’s Alvin v Norberge
Select Excellent #14: Ch. Mechanical Bull of Edan
Select #15: Ch. Hickory Hill’s GQ Sirius Park
Conditional Dog:
Conditional Bitch:
Veteran Dog 7 to 9: Ch. Joelle’s Alvin v Norberge
Veteran Bitch 7 to 9: Ch. Joelle’s Beatrice v Diamond ROM
Veteran Dog over 9: Ch. Langlitz-Apfelsine Lina Fire PT, TC
Veteran Bitch over 9: Dusky Sally zu Apfelsine HT


2007 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Futurity and Maturity Dogs – Dr. Robert Kish
Futurity and Maturity Bitches – Dr. Carmen Battaglia
Dogs – Dr. Carmen Battaglia – 6 – 9 mos to open classes
Bitches Dr. Robert Kish – 6 – 9 mos to open classes

Intersex: Mr. Edmond Barritt

Grand Victor & BOB: Ch. Welove DuChien’s Army of One

Grand Victrix & BOSCh. Mar Haven’s Black Orchid

Winners Dog:   Lindenhill’s Machu Picchu

Winners Bitch:  Cherry Crush of Oh-My

Best Puppy: Tazzman’s Aregon

Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Tazzman’s Serine

Best In Futurity: Signatures Miami v Kridler

Best OS FuturityKaleef’s It’s All About Me

Best in Maturity: Marquis’ Stealing the Show

Best OS Maturity: Marquis Blonde Bombshell

Obedience Victrix:

owned by


Herding Victrix:




~ Select Animals ~
Grand Victor: Ch. Welove DuChien’s Army of One
Grand Victrix Ch. Mar Haven’s Black Orchid
Select #2. Excellent Ch. TR’s Antonio
Select #2. Ch. Jagan-Karagin Happysaysitall

Select #3: Ch. Marquis’ Stealing the Show

Select #3 Ch. Marquin’s Double Trouble
Select #4: Excellent Ch. Kaleef’s Joshua
Select #4 Anne-Isle’s Heiress v Kenlyn-Kaleef
Select #5: Ch. Darby-Dan’s Just Jack
Select #5. Ch. Jantar’s China Lake of Witmer
Select #6: Ch. Good To The Last Drop of Edan
Select #6. Ch. Acara’s Cazadora
Select #7: Ch. Keylis Purple Rain TC
Select #7. Cherry Crush of Oh-My
Select #8: Excellent Ch. Keylis The Big Red Dog TC
Select #8. Ch. Jerrwen’s Madison Avenue
Select #9: Excellent Ch. Darby Dan’s Key to the Cure TC
Select #9. Ch. Darby-Dan’s Miranda
Select #10: Ch. Karizma’s Nicaragua
Select #10. Ch. Marquin’s Blonde Bombshell
Select #11: Ch. Alfaro’s Rambling Man
Select #11 Lonestar’s Margarita Rose
Select #12: Ch. Konigin’s Phamtom of the Opera
Select #12 Excellent Ch. Rivendell’s Start the Commotion
Select #13: Ch. Tindrock’s Fire Storm at NMH
Select #13 Ch. Marquis All About Me
Select #14: Ch. Bil-Mar’s Here Comes Trouble
Select #14 Ch. Jagan’s Happyanunoit
Select #15 Ch. Lenlor’s Maximus
Select #15 Signatures Miami v Kridler
Select #16 Ch. Lindenhill’s Vinnie the Viper
Select #16 Ch. Hi-Cliff Four Starr Review
Select #17 Ch. Woodside’s The Read Deal
Select #17 Ch. Shadyrock’s Dancing Doll
Select #18 Ch. Greenwood’s Achilles TC
Select #19 Excellent Ch. Jezra’s Daytona
Select #20 Ch. Coda’s Miracle in the Making
Conditional Dog:
Conditional Bitch:
Veteran Dog 7 to 9: Todorhaus-Chablis Santana
Veteran Bitch 7 to 9: Ch. Carolon ED A Cut Above
Veteran Dog over 9:
Veteran Bitch over 9:


2008 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Futurity and Maturity Dogs – Michell Chaloux
Futurity and Maturity Bitches – Cappy Pottle
Dogs – Cappy Pottle – 6 – 9 mos to open classes
Bitches – Michell Chaloux 6 – 9 mos to open classes

Intersex: Helen Gleason

Overview Bitches

“I found that the overall quality improved since my last US National assignment in 2002. I found and was really happy to see that our bitches today are, for most of them, of very good type, very stylish and elegant and have very good proportions. To me, correctness of proportions and structure combined with a sound temperament are very important and allow the dogs to move efficiently with soundness and power. I found beautiful bitches with great side gait and I was pleased to see that most of the dogs were clean coming and going. We have made great improvements in this area. In all classes, I didn’t automatically place the best side gaiter of the group in first, but I placed the best overall dog with correctness of temperament, structure and movement. I also was quite leased in general with the temperament of the dogs. Almost all of them displayed a sound and typical temperament for a German Shepherd Dog. I also found that too many bitches were oversize. Remember the standard requires 22 to 24 inches for females. Some bitches didn’t placed or make the cut because there were too large and were lacking secondary sex characteristics. I found also that many bitches were too long in loin and had soft middle pieces with motion in the back. This is a waste of energy and efficiency for a working herding dog. Ligamentation was also soft on a few dogs but in general the dogs were in good show condition.”

~ Michel Chaloux

Overview Intersex

“The greatest award I have ever been given was to be elected by the membership to judge intersex at this year’s National. As the Education chairperson I read, reread and teach the standard of our breed constantly. When judging this year I compared each animal against the standard and placed accordingly. Many love to see the handlers and dogs racing around the ring at breakneck speed; the larger the animal, the longer the legs and the greater distance they cover. Is this correct? Absolutely not@ I was elected by the members to judge dogs and not act like a ringmaster. While judging I attempted to give all handlers equal opportunity to present their animals to the best of their ability. Because of the limited amount of time allotted to the judging of intersex, only those dogs that were selected as top in their respective groups were really asked to work extensively. The handlers who presented their dogs on loose leads were rewarded as the dogs did not forge and distort themselves when moving along the white wall. I think all of the exhibitors for allowing me to examine the animals without double handling them through the loose lead temperament test. Although it may ave not been obvious to the spectators, we did have some dogs and bitches that were not quite as sure of themselves and these animals were placed at the rear of the lines. Written critiques were available for all entries and I maintained the original of the two part carbon sets. I hope the owners are interested in hem. Notations were made for missing teeth, excessive spacing between teeth, worn incisors, extra teeth, etc. Notations were made for strong or soft ears, etc. I think my scribe Bob Grady for underlining the descriptions for each dog as I called out the description for him. I apologize if we missed circling some of the comment but we were under strict time constraints. I believe that Saturday should be reserved for Specials only. We lost two hours because of special presentations that could easily have been done on Friday. The dogs were only judged of eight hours, four house for dogs from 8 am to noon (dogs photos 12-12:30) and four hours for bitches 2-6 pm (Bitch photos 6:30-7pm) The victory passes were limited to only a few minutes as photos had to be taken and dinner was at 8:00 “

“Size is becoming a real problem, not only height at the withers but excessive length of body. Bitches 22-24 inches, males 24-26 inches. Quite a few of the animal exhibited looseness of the elbows. Temperaments were very good with the exception of a few animals that acted anxious and let me know they really did not want to be there. These animals were placed at the end of each group. I would rate the top seven males Select Excellent, all other males were rated Excellent with the exception of the 10 dogs whose characters were less than correct. I rated 10 females Select Excellent and all other females were rated Excellent with the exception of seven whose characters were less than correct. Most eye were dark to medium brown and blended well with the facial colorations. Ears were strong with very few exceptions. All but three of the animals had complete dentition. I noticed several animals had too much spacing between the teeth and the teeth did not appear to be large and strong. Conditioning was lacking in some of the animals and their top lines were not as strong as I would like to see. Some of this is again a result of the excessive length of loins.”

Judge Helen Gleason

Grand Victor: Ch. TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle

Grand VictrixHiena Gomez

Winners Dog:   WeLove DuChien’s Last Hurrah

Winners Bitch:  Hiena Gomez

Best Puppy: Anne-Isle’s Patrick

Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Kaleef Caterina v Kenlyn

Best In Futurity: WeLove DuChien’s Last Hurrah

Best OS Futurity: Bihari’s Jesse II

Best in Maturity: Ch. Trafalgar’s Full Throttle

Best OS Maturity: Isabella’s One Woman Show


Obedience Victrix:

owned by


Herding Victrix:




~ Select Animals ~
Grand Victor: Ch. TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle
Grand Victrix: Hiena Gomez
Select Excellent #2: Ch. Kaleef’s Joshau v Kenlyn
Select #2: Ch. Kaleef’s All About Eve
Select #3: Ch. Tazzman’s Aregon
Select #3: Ch. Jerrwen’s Madison Avenue
Select Execellent #4: Ch. Marquis’ Stealing the Show
Select Excellent #4: Ch. Hi-Cliff’s Four Starr Review
Select Excellent #5: Ch. Eagle Valley’s Green Knight
Select #5: Ch. Jagan-Karagin Happysaysitall
Select Excellent #6: Ch. Scher-Lo’s Rogue of Karizma
Select #6: Ch. Anne-Isle’s Heiress v Kenlyn-Kaleef
Select Excellent #7: Ch. Signature’s Cooper v Knaufhill
Select #7: Ch. Shadyrock’s Dancing Doll
Select #8 Ch. Aramist’s Enchanted of My Joy
Select Excellent #9: Ch. Liebchen’s Boogie Wonderland
Select #10: Ch. Shoal Creek’s Sangria v Barick


2009 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Futurity and Maturity Dogs – Lee Brown
Futurity and Maturity Bitches – Gloria Birch
Dogs – Gloria Bitch
Bitches – Lee Brown

Intersex: Dave Rinke

Overview Bitches

“I had some very nice animals that I passed on due to my being able to tell that they were not sound in temperament. I did not feel it was necessary to push these animals. I was satisfied that I would net reward them and that was all that mattered to me. I also find some level bites, missing teeth, some teeth that were too small. I would say that the quality was very good but I would like to have seen some more animals that move more fluidly and effortlessly as described in the standard.”

~ Lee Brown

Grand Victor: Ch. Tazzman’s Aregon

Grand VictrixCh. Signature’s Miami v Kridler

Winners Dog:   EJM N’ Eko Lan’s Eli

Winners Bitch:  Kiefernfel’s If Life Were Like That

Best Puppy: GSDStyle’s Johnny B Goode v Windover Abijah

Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Whitside’s Than Came Me

Best In Futurity: Kaleef’s Alexis v Kenlyn

Best OS Futurity: Hickoryhill’s Krytonite

Best in Maturity: Winsome’s Ray Bearone v Eko Lan

Best OS Maturity: Hickoryhill’s Raspberrt Beret

Obedience Victrix:
Zita Vom Krummenhager See, CDX. RN
owned by Shannon Shepherd
Herding Victor:

Karma’s Dragon Drums v KCK HSAsd

Owned by Kelly Malone


Agility Victor:
MACH2 Blackthorn’s Deva XF
owned by Shelli Rhodes



~ Select Animals ~
Grand Victor: Ch. Tazzman’s Aregon
Grand Victrix: Ch. Signature’s Miami v Kridler
Select #2: Ch. Tanfalgar’s Full Throttle
Select Excellent #2: Hi Cliff Sienna Kaleef
Select Excellent #3: Ch. Marquis’ Stealing the Show
Select #3: Kennelwood’s Mystique Impulse
Select Excellent #4: Ch. HiCliff Bronson v Kaleef
Select Excellent #4: Ch. Anne-Isle Heiress v Kenlyn-Kaleef
Select Excellent #5: Ch. Kaleef’s Joshua v Kenlyn
Select Excellent #5: Wolf Creek Antares of Merivern
Select #6: Ch. I’m All That Matters of Edan
Select #6: Ch. Wolf Creek Kallie of Merivern
Select #7: EJM N’ Eko-Lan’s Eli
Select #7: Ch. Cherry Crush of Oh My
Select Excellent #8: Ch. HiCliff Gable
Select Excellent #8: Ch. Hickory Hill’s Magic Marker
Select #9: Ch. Charbo’s Kay Largogh v Marjo
Select #9: Stonewall’s Lookaliker
Select Excellent #10: Ch. Kaleef’s It’s All About Me
Select #10: Ch. Kridler’s Nutmeg v Signature

Select Excellent #11: Ch. Kismet’s Centruion PT

Select Excellent #11: Ch. Schatten’s The One Rose
Select Excellent #12: Ch. Alfaro’s Rambling Man
Select #12: Lockenhaus Isis v Kenlyn Hi-Cliff
Select #13: Ch. Karizma’s Cacique of Inquest
Select #13: Kiefernfel’s If Like Were Like That
Select #14: Ch. Winsome’s Ray Bearone v Ekolan
Select #14: Ch. Mmm Mmm Good of Edan
Select Excellent #15: Ch. Mar Haven’s Solitaire Traveler


2010 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Futurity and Maturity Dogs – Robert Drescher
Futurity and Maturity Bitches – Daniel Smith
Dogs – – 6 – 9 mos to open classes: Daniel Smith
Bitches – 6 – 9 mos to open classes
 Robert Drescher

Intersex: Barbara Amidon

Overview – Dogs

“The National this year held in Farmington, Utah, probably had the lowest entry of dogs in the history of our Nationals. There are probably several contributing factors to such a low entry, nonetheless we need to understand the negative effect this could have if this trend were to continue. As a Specialty club soon to celebrate our centennial, we annexed to address those things we can change, and realize there are things we can’t do anything about, such as the poor economy and the high cost of travel and showing dogs.

On the brighter side, I had the privilege of judging some of the highest quality dogs I’ve ever judged. The Futurity and Maturity classes were filled with excellent examples of our breed through out the classes.The winners dog class was the best I’ve ever seen and several other judges at the show agreed. The entry was low but the quality was high. This made of ra very enjoyable assignment for me.

I see improvements in our breed in several areas. There were almost no dentition problems. The males have great improvement in masculine head type, good breadth of skull with better earsets, strong and correctly formed muzzle length. They have improved in neck length, and properly extend in motion beyond very nicely placed withers. Toplines and under lines are vastly improved both standing and in motion. The proportions of height to length have greatly improved. Ernie Loeb used to say that a dog “stands over too much ground” when he critiqued a dog that was longer than the desired 8 1/2 to 10. I had very few dogs outside the desired height to length. Again, improvements in topline has to do with the much better croups we are seeing in out top dogs.

The correct angulation in hindquarters has definitely improved, along with good ligamentation. We are seeing dogs with better balanced gaiting. There are still some faulty fronts causing many entries to lift while gaiting, and others who lack good close to the ground extension. Overall these faults are decreasing. Temperament and character was good in most classes, however, we did have a few entries who did not do well in the temperament test and they were penalized.

Another growing problem is tail carriage. We are seeing an ever-increasing number of tails that do not function wile gaiting. Some bounce off their hocks. Some actually hand in a reverse saber position, some stick straight out with no curve or motion at all. In older entries we might suspect deterioration from the tail and spinal structure, but what about the younger entrees with these dead looking tails?

Again, I found the handlers and exhibitors, winners and losers as well to be very professional and sportsmanlike at this show. Needless to say, it was a very pleasant assignment for me. I think you all again.”

~ Daniel Smith

“Several things stodd out for me and I’ll elaborate on the. Every animal I placed in the ribbons passed the loose lead exam. While I consider this test an essential one when conducted properly, I don’t draw conclusion or make representations about any dog having good temperament or character based on passing the test. I believe it should be more properly thought of as a behavior test than a temperament test. Practically any dog can be trained to pass it and therefore those that don’t pass it don’t meet the bare minimum standard that we should expect of our dogs. Proper breed character is so much more complicated than just that. I breed excused a couple of dogs. There were others who didn’t pass but were able to be examinded that I left in the ring after informorming their handers that they would not be in consideration for a placing. People pay a lot to come to the National and have their dog shown and so I gave them the chance. Unfortunately, in one of the nicest bitch classed, 5 out of 6 didn’t pass and although I sorted the entire class the way I liked them, in the end I was oly able to award a first place. I gave each one 2 chances to pass. I never push an animal as I don’t believe stressing an already uncomfortable animal and creating a scene just to prove a point is in anyone’s best interest. I believe every dog deserves to be loved. The ones that are born with less than sound temperaments should be worked with and trained. If you must show them, go ahead, but you should be asking yourselves why you are doing that and above all else, please don’t breed them because while you can fool the judge, you can’t fool Mother Nature. I believe that good termpament is like any other desirable trait that you want to establish and maintain… it must be deliberately and consistly selected for generation after generation. In my opinion, we can stand some real improvement in the area.

One final oabservation and word of caution I have to give is regarding tails, and I’ll keep it short but we need to take this seriously. I lost count of how many dogs I saw that had tails that weren’t behaving normally, or worse, just looked dead. I’ve heard a lot of theories and I donh’t know the answer, but I do believe it is a problem and I know the problem is getting worse.

~ Robert Drescher

“I will not go into all the Selects except to say they were good representatives of the breed. Only one bitch, a beautifuy could have been better in the hock area, but I loved her style. I would like to that some of our dogs are getting too long and we still have a with dead tails but overall we have gotten away from the extreme angulated dogs. We now have a more balanced type of animal reminescent of some of the exciting side movers of yesterday.”

~ Barbara Amidon

Grand Victor & Best Opposite Sex: Ch. Scher-Lo’s Rogue of Karizma

Grand Victrix & Best of Breed: Wolf Creek Aquilla of Merivern

Winners Dog:  Laslar’s League of His Own of Somerset Rose

Winners Bitch:  Wolf Creek Aquilla of Merivern

Best Puppy: Scharo’s Phoenix Rising v Deray Wold Creek


Best Opposite Sex Puppy:

Best In Futurity: Jagan-Lenlor’s Solikehappy

Best OS Futurity: Laslar’s League of His Own of Somerset Rose

Best in Maturity Ch. Winsome’s Love Remembears

Best OS Maturity: Ch. Ejm N’ Eko-Lan’s Eli

Obedience Victor
Knight in Black Satin RN, NA,NAP, NJP, NFP


owned by Lissa Wall
Herding Victor
Owned by
Agility Victor
Owned by


Select Animals

1Ex. Ch. Scher-Lo’s Rogue of KarizmaWolf Creek Aquilla of Merivern
2Ex. Ch. Ejm N’ Eko-Lan’s EliCh. Winsome’s Love Remembears
3Ch. HiCliff Bronson v KaleefCh. Karizma’s Madeira von Loar
4Ex. Ch. Hi Cliff Free N Easy HadoriCh. Kaleef’s Kellie v Kenlyn
5Ex. Ch. Lorien’s PatronCh. Eko-Lan’s N’EJM’s Encore
6Ex. Ch. Karizma’s Cacique of InquestEx. Ch. Regency’s Pochahontas v Kridler
7Ex. Ch. Trafalgar’s Feature PresentationCh. Kaleef Katerina v Kenlyn
8Ex. Ch. Kaleef’s It’s All About MeCh. Scharo Ark Fire and Ice
9Laslar’s League of His Own of Somerset RoseEx. Ch. Hi Cliff Sienna Kaleef
10Ex. Ch. Lyloaks’s First KnightCh. Jogra’s Lolita Lempicka
11Ex. Lindenhill’s Machu PicchuEx. Ch. Jagen Karagin Miterhaun Ticklme Elmo
12 Ex. Ch. Stonewall’s Lookaliker
13 Ex. Ch. Talimar’s Aviana Kiwi Tebe Nobe




2011 G.S.D.C. of America

National Specialty Show


Futurity and Maturity Dogs – Ms. Rita Sandell
Futurity and Maturity Bitches – Mr. Robert Kish
Dogs – – 6 – 9 mos to open classes Mr. Robert Kish
Bitches – 6 – 9 mos to open classes
 Ms Rita Sandell

Intersex: Ed Barritt

Overview –

Dogs: “I was extremely impressed and appreciateive of the quality of the animals that were presented. I believe there was adequate depth in all the classes to allow me to select from quality.

~ Dr. Robert Kish

Bitches – My overall quality was excellent and so much fun to judge. There were improvements overall in the breed such as masculinity in the males I personally judged. Both ligamentation and temperament overall were good. There were a few dentition problems. There were not as many bad tails as I had the last time I udged the National, but it is still a problem in our breed. Backs were good overall. Hindquarters have improved as well along with good balance in motion.”

~ Rita Sandell

Intersex – “To begin with let me say that having sod (grass) in the breed ring was the right thing to do and helped make the national a success. I had no idea that my GV and GVX were littermates. I did assume they were related but not that close.

If you’d like a complete critique, buy Bob DVD of the national. They are a real bargain and you can see every dog and bitch, all the winners, select and hear the judge’s comments. If you don’t want spend $150.00 get a partner.

In conclusion let me say that this was my last national and I would like to suggest that the board pick a number of selects to be awarded. I always seem to give more selects than anyone else but picking whatever number the board sets would be easy. When you leave it up to the judge with no set number ;the problem is that you start comparing the 15-18 dog with the ones 8 or 9th and you decide the deference’s are minor, so why not give 18 selects? “

~ Ed Barritt

Grand Victor & Best of Breed: Ex. Ch. EJM N’Eko Lan’s Eli

Grand Victrix & Best Opposite Sex: Ch. Eko Lan’s N EMJ’s Encore

Winners Dog:   Anne Isle Promise Keeper

Winners Bitch:   Winsome’s Heiress v DePahl

Best Puppy: Windfall’s Who Says v Chablis

Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Harmonia’s Intense Desire

Best In Futurity: Wolfcreek Guardian v Merivern

Best OS FuturityDePahl’s Halston

Best in Maturity Jerrwen’s Aspen

Best OS Maturity: Laslar’s League of His Own of Somerset Rose

Obedience Victor
Performax Atomic Tuco, UDX, VER, RN
Owned by Shannon Canard
Herding Victor
Owned by
Agility Victor
Owned by


Select Animals

1Ex. Ch. EJM N’Eko Lan’s EliCh. Eko Lan’s N EMJ’s Encore1
2Ex. Ch. Hi Cliff’s Free & EasyEx. Regency’s Pochahontas v Kridler2
3Ex. Ch. I’m All That Matters of EdanEx. Ch. Jerrwen’s Aspen3
4Ch. Winsome’s Ray Bearone v Eko LanCh. Hickoryhill’s Bow Chica Wow Wow4
5Ex. Ch. Lorien’s PatronCh. Whiteside’s Then Came Me5
6Ch. Karizma’s Ike of EdaleEx. Ch. Stonewall’s Dirty Look6
7Ch. Babheim’s Captian CrunchEx. Heinerburg’s Gone with the Wind DePahl7
8Ex. Ch. Lyloak’s First KnightCh. Carousel Farms Capri8
9Ch. Donsta’s High FiveCh. Kaleef’s Kellie v Kenlyn9
10Ch. Amber’s RJ of Scher LoCh. D’Can’s Diamonds R Forever10
11Ex. Ch. Shebland’s Grayson CamareighEx. Ch. Long’s Peak Ginger Bread Cookie11
12Ex. Ch. Woodside’s High VoltageCh. Karizma’s Betsy von Loar Kaleef12
13Ex. Ch. Karizma’s Cacique of InquestCh. Harmoniea’s Gypsy Black Rhythm13
14Ch. Witmer’s Fios of AmberCh. Echo Cham’s Divine14
15Ch. Winsome’s DesbearadoWinsome’s Heiress v DePahl15
16Ex. Ch. Goodfella of Oh My 
17Ch. Echo Cham’s Donatello 
18Ex. Ch. Trafalgars Feature Presentation 
19Ex. Ch. Lakota’s Hitman of Cantar 
20Anne Isle’s Promise Keeper